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Mini Gardening – Fun is NOT Optional

  If you have a passion about plants, as many of us do, making a garden with miniature plants is different and challenging.  Call it a 'fairy garden' or 'miniature gardening,' regardless of the name its FUN! Real life gardens have a set shape and pattern - sidewalks, paths, walls, houses, etc. are what we fashion our gardens around.  Mini-gardens are...

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Caterpillar Appreciation 101

Caterpillar Appreciation 101 by Brandi McFadden, JW Townsend Horticulturist Sometimes we, as professional horticulturists, remember to stop and smell the roses, but forget to appreciate the ‘bugs and bunnies.’  Our job is to focus on the health of the landscape, especially the plants.  It can be hard to remember those bugs and bunnies are an integral part of the...

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The Hardy Cyclamen

Hardy Cyclamen Blooms Pictured Above. Hardy cyclamen ('sick-le-men') are a virtually unknown and underused autumn blooming perennial.  Not to be confused with their cousins, the florists' cyclamen (Cyclamen persicum), hardy cyclamen grow outdoors in the garden and bloom from late summer through autumn or winter to early spring.  They are easy to grow, spread slowly,...

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Japanese Beetle Deterrents

Introduction The Japanese Beetle, Popillia Japonica, is a voracious garden pest with the potential to cause extensive damage to landscapes.  Common throughout most of the Eastern United States, it can damage turf grasses, shrubs and trees.  Fortunately, there are environmental and man-made deterrents and controls at our disposal. Background and Information Location:...

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Meet our Staff

Pictured above is Gerard Podoba Meet Gerard Podoba What is your middle name?    No middle name Where are you from?  Poland How long have you worked for JWT?  2.5 years Favorite book?  Calvin & Hobbes Favorite Movie?  Dumb & Dumber Place you've always wanted to visit?  The rest of the way around the world. Person you've always wanted to...

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Aeration and Overseeding

RENOVATE YOUR LAWN BY AERATION AND OVERSEEDING WHAT IS AERATION? Technically speaking, aeration is the naturally occurring process of air exchange between the soil and its surrounding atmosphere.  Practically speaking, aeration is the process of mechanically removing small plugs of thatch and soil from the lawn to improve natural soil aeration.  It’s commonly called...

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