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The What, Why and How of Lawn Overseeding

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Is your lawn looking patchy and worn thin in spots? Missing lush green grass that not only looks great, but is fun for playing and picnics? This is often due to bad drainage, compacted soil, weeds and the weather. You can restore your grass to its former glory by using a technique called overseeding. Read on to find out what overseeding is and learn how to overseed your lawn in Fargo, ND. What is lawn overseeding? Overseeding is the process of adding more seeds to your existing lawn to make the entire area look more lush and healthy. This is…

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What Is a Victory Garden? Here Are Some Tips to Plant Your Own

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With COVID-19 taking over the world and making it more difficult to source produce (among other household staples), perhaps it’s time to consider growing your own food in Fargo, ND. Planting a victory garden is a time-honored American tradition, starting with the First World War. Not only is it a money-saving and practical choice, but gardening can be a rewarding task on its own—and if you learn to can your fruits and vegetables, you can enjoy them all year long. What is a victory garden? The term “victory garden” comes from the World War I era, in which Americans were…

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Essential Planting Tools and Techniques for Gardeners

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The gardening season is finally just about upon us! If you’re interested in getting more in depth with your gardening this year, or are just exploring the hobby for the first time, it’s important for you to get a good baseline knowledge of the kinds of planting tools you need to have and techniques you should be familiar with to set yourself up for success in Fargo, ND. Here’s a quick overview of what you should know! Tools A gardener must be well outfitted with all of the proper “tools of the trade.” While you don’t need to go out…

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In Zone 3 or 4? Time to Start Planting!

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It might be hard to believe, as the weather still has a bit of a nip in the air, but if you’re in agricultural zones 3 or 4, it’s time for you to get started with planting certain types of vegetables if you hope to be on schedule for the seeding season in Fargo, ND. Zones 3 and 4 are generally characterized as the upper Midwest, including portions of the Dakotas, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and other neighboring states. If you’re planting from seed, we’re already in the window for getting indoor planting started for Brussels sprouts, broccoli, kale, lettuce,…

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Choosing the Plants for a Butterfly Garden

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There are so many beautiful reasons to consider transforming your yard into a butterfly garden. These special habitats have an enormous benefit to pollination, which means they make your yard healthier and more vibrant. Butterfly gardens also encourage spiders and ladybugs—two of the more beneficial varieties of insects—to call your garden home. In other words, it may start with attracting butterflies, but adding plants that draw butterflies often results in the creation of a thriving ecosystem. Turning your yard into a butterfly garden is also easier than you might think. For example, native butterflies prefer native plants. When they’re planted…

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4 Tips to Care for Your Garden This Season

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Spring has officially arrived in the Red River Valley and planting season is finally underway!  In addition to your new plants you are adding to your garden or landscape, perennials may be finally returning to the scene!  Here are FOUR tips and tricks to make sure you are giving your landscape the best care this season!  How to tell if your perennials or dead or still dormant.  Not all perennials come up at the same time, which can be confusing and sometimes frustrating. They can also look a little lifeless at the beginning of spring. To check if they have died off…


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Upgrading your landscape doesn’t have to stop at plants, trees, and shrubs.  With the help of S & S landscaping, you can truly transform your front, or back, lawn with hardscaping.  Our customized hardscaping not only looks beautiful, but it also accents and highlights the hard work you’ve put into your flowering plants, towering trees, and lush, green grass!     Hardscaping comes in all shapes, sizes and purposes, and can be customized precisely to fit your landscape and vision.  From a patio entertainment space to unique fire pits and functional walking paths, you can make your landscape your own.  Our…

Preparing Your Garden for the Spring Season

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Spring is rapidly approaching which means it’s time to set up your garden for success by effectively preparing for the season. A great garden requires correct maintenance and preparation in order to flourish. Here are five ways you can prepare your garden for a successful season from your gardening experts at S&S Landscaping! Prepare your shed and tools Ensure you have the necessary supplies to begin the gardening season. Sharpen blades, oil hinges, and replenish your supplies. It’s a lot easier to go over your supplies before you can start planting so you can be sure your prepared – without…

Tips for Harvesting Summer Fruits

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As summer approaches, so does the time for harvesting blueberries, strawberries and cherries in Fargo, ND. With the purest of summer flavors, dishes that incorporate blueberries, strawberries and cherries are a great homegrown treat to enjoy throughout the warmer months. Now is the time to start harvesting some of these foods, and prepare to harvest others very soon. Harvesting blueberries Blueberries tend to be an easy crop to grow, which makes them popular throughout the country. To harvest blueberries for best results in Fargo, ND, the key is to wait until they turn blue. (If that sounds obvious, consider how…