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GLT's Grow

From controlling critters to whacking weeds to finding just the right plant for your plot, GLT's Grow is your source for sage gardening advice and down-to-earth tips. Host Patrick Murphy and co-host Laura Kennedy are ready to take on all your gardening questions, so submit yours today. Let GLT help your garden Grow!

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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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There's increasing evidence that many pollinators are on the decline, but a few changes in your yard can help pollinators not only survive, but thrive.

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You call it a garden. The cat calls it the bathroom. Can they safely be both?

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Sometimes you just want to plant a huckleberry bush in your yard. And sometimes it's just a pain trying to actually find a huckleberry bush. Finding native plants can be a challenge.

The jumping worm and the gypsy moth are two pests you need to keep an eye out for -- they're bad news for plants and gardeners.

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What better way to enhance movie night than with a big bowl of  your own home-grown popcorn!

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The huge flower heads of the hydrangea bring a burst of color—pink, blue, lavender—to your garden.

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Sure, you could go to the grocery store to buy fruits to bake into a lovely pie or tart.  But wouldn't it be more satisfying to grow your own fruits for your baking needs?

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Clubroot is a serious problem in gardens, with broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower vulnerable to its attack.

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The most popular backyard crop for gardeners is the luscious strawberry. Host Patrick Murphy has some advice.

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Don't put those trimmed brush and dried leaves at the curb.  You can repurpose them in your yard to make it a healthier place.

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If you want your yard to thrive, you need to add plants that are hardy for your particular zone.  But can you actually fudge the rules of the zones?

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Gardening is a popular hobby and loads of fun, but beware!  Danger lurks behind every shrub and tree!

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Now's the time to start growing potatoes in your garden.  But don't limit yourself to the usual potato suspects.

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The serious fungal disease, boxwood blight, has been detected in Illinois, putting thousands of boxwoods plants in danger.

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Not every yard is all grass and plants.  Hardscaping is often an important part of the landscaping equation.

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When planning your yard, it's best to keep in mind you pets and how they will use the space.  Doing so will keep you both happy -- and your pets healthy.

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With spring looming, gardeners can get a leg up on their work outside by starting inside—starting seeds inside, that is.

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