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There are lots of reasons why we have to cut down trees. Understanding those reasons can help us face the cruelest cut.

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You've invested a lot into the furniture in your yard. Make sure it lasts.

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Things are quiet in the garden right now, so it's a good time to reflect on making some resolutions for becoming a better gardener.

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Tricia in Bloomington fears for her newly planted magnolia tree. It looks like a critter has been nibbling at it.

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The Douglas Fir and Norway Spruce make fine Christmas trees. But how about breaking out of the traditional mold and trying something new?

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Bloomington resident Matt Erickson has planted seeds in a food desert and hopes to grow interest from the public with a special offer.

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When mice and rats set up shop on our property, they can pose a problem or two.

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Before you settle in for the winter, there's a few more chores that need your attention that will make gardening again in the spring more of a breeze.

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Farewell, Autumn Purple Ash Tree. Hello, bald cypress. Maybe!

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Your grass may not be alone. Underneath, there may be thatch lurking. But that may not be a bad thing.

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In the midst of autumn, it's a great time to prepare for spring and ensure that your landscape is a stunning site with an array of colorful bulbs.

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As your trees leave you the gift of autumn leaves, you're faced with that age old question: Should I rake or not?

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As the days get cooler and shorter, nature puts on a gorgeous display of color as the leaves change—red, yellow, orange and, yes, even brown.

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There are some new faces in the prairies around McLean County—ceramic faces, that is.

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There's an exciting new trend in gardening that's as beautiful as it is delicious.

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It's fun adding decor to our gardens. But go too far and you'll end up in tacky territory.

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Ponds on our property can add beauty and value. They can also add to our to-do list.

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Right now is a great time to prepare our yards for the wildlife that will stop by in the snowy months ahead.

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Fall brings us the opportunity to enjoy milder weather, which makes working in the yard that much more fun!

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One of the joys of summer is biting into fresh melon. It can taste better still when you grow the melon yourself. Patrick Murphy has some advice.

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Trees are a beautiful and practical way to screen your property from the wind.

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Summer is slowly winding down, and with the approach of autumn it's time to make plans to transplant trees and shrubs in your yard. Host Patrick Murphy has this advice.

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You can add some serious beauty to your yard and not have to worry about watering or fertilizing.

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White pines in America are vulnerable to several diseases.

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For every iris, lily or rose that you plant in your garden, you put out a welcome mat for bunnies and other critters to come and dine at the leisure.

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Stress is not only bad for humans. It can have a negative impact on your trees as well.

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When the heat is on and the rains are not, lawns can shut down. But does dormancy mean death for your grass?

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Impatiens downy mildew is a growing problem in gardens across America. Defoliation and flower dropping are two signs your plants are infected.

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Karen in Normal bid farewell to a massive old maple tree on the west end of her house.  Now that all remains is a stump, she wants to select something new.

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Here's a nasty relative of the tick that you don't want in your yard: the spider mite. It's hard to fight a battle against something you can barely see!

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