Stories tagged: "gardening"


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Keep Your Pruning Shears Away From Oak Trees This Spring, Warns Michigan’s Natural Resources Dept.

“Once oak wilt gets started, it is expensive to successfully manage and will kill all nearby red oaks over time, if untreated,” said James Wieferich, forest health specialist in the DNR’s Forest Resources Division. 

Wayne Oliver, owner of River Bend Gardens in Washtenaw County, has a home garden in Farmington Hills full of native Michigan plants. (Photo courtesy of Wayne Oliver)
How Do I Build a Native Plant Garden in Michigan? A Beginner’s Guide

Plants native to your local ecosystem are good for animals, insects, and the environment — oh, and they’re way easier to care for. Here's how to get them in your yard.

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A Heatwave Is Coming To Michigan. Here Are 8 Ways To Actually Enjoy It — Social Distancing Style, Of Course

After months of uncharastically cold weather (even by Michigan’s standards) temperatures are warming up. Here are some suggestions for making the most of it.