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Plant Something for PollinatorsPollinators like bees and butterflies are responsible for 1 out of 3 bites of food, but their survival is in peril.

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Drip IrrigationThe sound of water dripping is something a municipal water supplier does not want to hear. In this case, drip is a whole new definition for water conservation in the landscape.

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Week of May 2, 2016

Dig up dandelions in lawns if they are annoying and if there are only a few plants. When digging up dandelions, get as much of the root as possible since new plants can regenerate from root segments left in the ground.

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Plant Something MA members continue to help line the Boston Marathon route with daffodils for the third year in a row.

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“Don’t Just Stand There…PLANT SOMETHING on May 15!” is a joint MFGA and MNLA project. Our goal is to help everyone in Massachusetts enjoy the benefits of planting. By promoting a single day to encourage as many people as possible to plant something, we hope to remind people that the good weather is here and one of the best ways to enjoy it is to do a little gardening.
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Plant Something MAMay 6th, 2016 at 8:56am
Mother's Day task: No asparagus bed? Create one for Mom. It’s also a long-lived perennial crop. Some asparagus beds have been known to remain productive for 100 years or more. When shopping for asparagus roots, select a variety such as ‘Jersey Giant’, ‘Jersey Knight’, or ‘Jersey Prince’ since these are resistant to rust and fusarium, two diseases that can devastate an asparagus crop. Photo credit: Robbie1 via Foter.com / CC BY
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Plant Something MAMay 6th, 2016 at 8:56am
Mother's Day task: Keep an eye out for emerging asparagus spears. Mine just began to poke through this past weekend. Harvest spears when 6 to 8 inches tall by snapping off each spear at ground level.
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Plant Something MAMay 6th, 2016 at 8:56am
Now is the best time to plant those early spring "spillers" for this effect. Shown are Basket of Gold and Creeping Phlox. Thanks Kennedy Country Gardens in Scituate for the photo!
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Plant Something MAMay 6th, 2016 at 8:56am
Mother's Day task: Dig up dandelions in lawns if they are annoying and if there are only a few plants. When digging up dandelions, get as much of the root as possible since new plants can regenerate from root segments left in the ground.
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Plant Something MAMay 6th, 2016 at 8:56am
Mother's Day task: Mow her lawn but avoid cutting grass too low. A cutting height of 3 inches is ideal. Mowing low or scalping the lawn is a sure way to encourage weed invasion.
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Dig up dandelions in lawns if there are only a few. When digging up dandelions, get as much of the root as you can. https://t.co/M3glrCtvcb PlantSomethngMA photo

Keep an eye out for emerging asparagus. Harvest when 6–8" tall by snapping off each spear at ground level. https://t.co/7jVq3nMAnV PlantSomethngMA photo

If Mom is a gardener, a gesture of your love would be to help her with the tasks featured throughout this week. https://t.co/glsihAIxGJ PlantSomethngMA photo

Set up rain barrels beneath downspouts to capture water for use in your gardens. https://t.co/ps0zqqYu4l PlantSomethngMA photo

Look for the silky nests of Eastern Tent Caterpillar in branch forks of cherry and crabapple trees. https://t.co/kPfIVPsA5v PlantSomethngMA photo
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