Home & Garden

May 10, 2021

Planning a few long weekends or a vacation may have you rethinking your garden plans. Don’t let time away from home stop you from growing flowers and vegetables in containers. Irrigation systems with timers and self-watering pots are options to make container gardening and vacation care easier.

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SOMERVILLE, NJ  - Elm Avenue wends its way through the quiet solitude of the New Cemetery on South Bridge Street, with 19th and 20th-century gravestones and massive concrete monoliths off to each side of the packed dirt pathway. It is just one of many pathways that lead visitors to the final ...

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NEW JERSEY - Add a burst of color to the start of the garden season with spring flowering shrubs. Small or large, these beauties add color, support pollinators, and help attract birds to the landscape. Make room in mixed borders and gardens for these spring bloomers. Use varieties with ...

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Increase your growing success by giving your transplants a good start with a few simple planting techniques. Preparing them for the transition outdoors and planting properly will help you grow your best garden yet. Transplants started indoors from seed or purchased at a local garden center or ...

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As winter gives way to spring take a walk around the yard. Check the lawn for damage and provide a bit of early season care to help it recover from winter. Use a leaf rake to lightly lift and separate the matted grass blades. This helps speed drying, increase airflow, and reduce the risk of pink ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scheduled trash and recycling collections are suspended throughout the township on Thursday, February 18 due to the impending snowstorm expected to impact the area tomorrow. Recycling and garbage pickups will resume on Friday, February 19. Residents with recycling and trash ...

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Don’t let a lack of brightly lit windows stop you from gardening indoors.  Include some low maintenance, low light houseplants and maintenance strategies to boost your success. Low maintenance gardening starts with proper plant selection.  Match the plant to the growing conditions and your ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Due to the snowstorm expected to impact New Jersey, all trash and recycling pickups for Monday, February 1 in the township are canceled. Garbage and recycling collections are expected to resume on Tuesday, February 2 according to a Nixle advisory released by the South ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Office of Emergency Management issued a statement Wednesday afternoon advising residents to be prepared ahead of the storm. Rain and high winds, with gusts up to 65 m.p.h in some areas, are expected Thursday Dec. 24 into Friday Dec. 25., 2020.  The statement ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Scheduled garbage and recycling collections in the township have been canceled for Thursday, December 17 because of the snowstorm expected to impact the Garden State this evening into tomorrow. Collections scheduled for Thursday will be picked up on Friday, December 18. Any ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Township offices will be closed on Monday, October 12 in observance of Columbus Day. However, residents with garbage and recycling collections set for October 12 will have them picked up as usual by the township's contractor.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fall is in the air and it won't be long before the leaves start piling up in front and backyards across the township. South Brunswick Township will have leaf collection crews in the four designated collection areas three times this season. The list of dates is available ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Curbside brush pickup is scheduled for Monday, September 28 in the township. Brush should be placed at the curb, but not in the street by 6:30 a.m. on September 28. Bags, leaves, stumps, litter or garbage will not be collected at this time. Full cut trees won't be collected ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hydrant flushing will begin in the township on Monday, October 5. The South Brunswick Water Division will be conducting the flushing of the water mains between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The process will take about six weeks to complete according to information posted on the South ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Garbage and recycling collections scheduled for on Monday, September 7 will not be picked up because of the Labor Day holiday. Collections scheduled for Labor Day will be picked up on Tuesday, September 8 instead.

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Tropical Storm Isaias left its mark on South Brunswick Township last week. Now, the township is offering residents a helping hand with the cleanup. An emergency brush collection is on tap for Monday, August 17. Residents can put fallen limbs, branches and storm debris on the ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - Linus, Snoopy and Sally don't have any farther than Milltown to look for the sincerest pumpkin patch in the Garden State. A growing pumpkin patch on the front lawn of Heath and Kathy Doherty's Crestwood Drive home is fast becoming the neighborhood hot spot. The Milltown couple has ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick’s historic homes, like in other surrounding communities, continue to dwindle in numbers. Remaining historic homes, however, one might find standing alongside heavily traveled roads. However, those that were built further from the road on their farms were either ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Humorist and author Jamie Novak will present Writing your New, Clutter-free Chapter on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. You can register to join this virtual presentation from the South Brunswick Public Library on the Library's Events Calendar at http://www.sbpl.info Registration ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - South Brunswick Township Offices will be closed on Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. However, residents will not experience a change in garbage or recycling collections because of the holiday. All regularly scheduled garbage or recycling pickups will be ...

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TRENTON, NJ — As the phased reopening of New Jersey continues amid the COVID-19 pandemic and warming weather, the Department of Environmental Protection reminds the public that controlling the mosquito population and risk for disease is more important than ever, Commissioner Catherine R. McCabe ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - In observance of Memorial Day, there will not be any trash or recycling collections on Monday, May 25. Any garbage or recycling collections scheduled for Memorial Day will be picked up on Tuesday, May 26.

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Maureen Berzok, Editor of TAPinto East Brunswick, appeared on TAPintoTV’s weekly Sunday television show on News 12+ to share ideas and tips about starting your own victory garden during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Berzok told host Stephanie Willoughby that she spoke with local ...

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