2014 Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen – What you need to know

2014 Clean 15 and Dirty Dozen - What you need to know

Which fruits and vegetables have the highest levels of pesticides?

The EWG has done it again. They have published this year’s list of fruits and vegetables with the highest and lowest levels of pesticides. They have cleverly separated the fruits and vegetables into the Clean Fifteen- the produce with the lowest levels and the Dirty Dozen Plus- the produce with the highest levels.

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What Every New Gardener Needs to Know About Planting Trees

Rootwell aeration tubes

What is the best way to water a newly planted tree?

Will my tree survive the trip from the nursery to my yard?

Planting trees can be an expensive experience. That is why the last thing anyone wants to happen is for the tree not to survive. If you are considering planting any new trees this year, please make sure you read through this article first.

Welcome back to Beginner Gardening Wednesday. Beginner Gardening Wednesday is our weekly series where we share tips and tricks to help any new gardener look like an old pro.

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May Gardening Tips for the Southwest

May Gardening Tips for the Southwest

Should I plant trees this month?

How can I prevent my trees from dying in the hot temperatures?

Today is the first Monday of the May and we here at Rootwell are kicking it off by publishing one of our regional gardening tips articles. These articles are published every Monday and provide gardening tips for every part of the county.

Each Monday, we focus on a different part of the country. We’ve broken the United States into five different regions. That way, if there aren’t enough Mondays, we’ll publish on the first Friday of the month like we did this month.

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May Gardening Tips for the Pacific Northwest

Pink dahlia

Pink dahlia

May is officially here. I know for many of us throughout the United States, the month of May felt like a dream that would never come. The birds are singing, the grass is actually turning greener and the temperatures are warming up.

Every week, we post regional monthly gardening tips. Today, we are focusing on May in the Pacific Northwest Region. We will examine four different areas, landscaping, fruits and vegetables, perennial and annuals and lastly, general gardening tips.

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How to Grow Peonies


Would you like to plant a flower that could live up to 100 years?

Are you looking to try your hand at gardening, but aren’t sure where to start?

For this week’s Beginner Gardening Wednesday easy to grow perennial, we have saved one of the best for last. Today, we are sharing about a perennial that has been known to live close to 100 years. This Wednesday, we are focusing on peonies.

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April Gardening Tips for the Southeast

April gardening tips Southeast

When is it time to start planting tomatoes and peppers?

How much rainfall does my garden and lawn need in a week?

Today is the last Monday of the month and the last of our April Gardening Tip Series. Every Monday, we are publishing monthly gardening tips specific to each region in the United States. We look into four different areas like landscaping tips, fruit and vegetables, annuals/perennials, and some helpful garden tips.

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April Gardening Tips for the Northeast Region

Summer time berries

What can I do if I have dead spots on my lawn?

What vegetables can I plant this month?

For those of us who live in the Northeastern part of the United States, spring has been a long time coming. While maybe not too patiently, we have waited and it finally feels like spring. Trees everywhere are budding, grass is changing from that dead brown color to a lighter green and every time I see the temperatures in the 50s, I’m tempted to wear shorts.

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4 Trees to Plant to Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day

Are you planning on giving back this year by planting a tree?

Not sure which tree to plant?

Earth Day is April 22, and it is a great reminder for all of us to reduce our carbon footprints by planting a tree. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day is now a global event that is celebrated in more than 192 countries each year.

To celebrate Earth Day, we wanted to share with you 4 trees that you might like to plant and some tips on how to grow them.

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How to Keep Trees Alive Even In a Drought

How to Keep Trees Alive

Have you lost trees because of the harsh summers?

Already the temperatures are rising and the warmer weather is on its way. Even in southeast Michigan, lawns are turning green again and the ground has thawed.

This is the time of year that many people start to plant new trees or take stock of the trees that didn’t make it through the winter. If you are planning to plant a tree in honor of Earth Day and want to see that tree survive any type of weather even a drought, this article is for you.

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