How to Tell the Difference Between Poison Hemlock and Queen Anne's Lace

Posted on: July 13, 2021

Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) is one of the deadliest plants in North America and can be fatal if just a small amount is ingested. It can be found across much of the United States. It grows (often in dense patches) along roads, trails and the edges of fields and streams.

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Beware of Poison Hemlock and Wild Parsnip Growing In Your Yard

Posted on: July 5, 2021

Poison hemlock and wild parsnip, members of the carrot family, are two of the most dangerous weeds found in Ohio. These non-native weeds are commonly found growing together in roadsides, waste places, old fields, meadows, and along railroad tracks. The continuously wet conditions have allowed both to flourish this growing season. It’s important to be able to identify these plants and know what to expect if you accidentally come in contact with one.

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How to Ward Off Insects This Summer!

Posted on: June 3, 2021

Nothing can ruin your summer fun quicker than coming back inside full of bug bites! Wouldn’t it be great if there were natural ways to suppress their presence in your backyard?

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2021: The Year of The Cicadas

Posted on: May 4, 2021

For the past 17 years periodical cicadas have been growing underground and feeding on the sap from tree roots. These periodical cicadas, known as Brood X, will emerge from the ground, climb to the nearest tree, and molt for the final time before taking to the skies.

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8 Principles Of Design and How To Incorporate Them In Your Landscaping

Posted on: April 1, 2021

1. Unity- Unity refers to the use of elements that support each other and work well together. Each piece of the design should look as though it belongs with the others. To achieve this you can use similar colors, shapes, or textures. 

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