Category: Planet

Five Native Plants You Should Be Growing

Five Native Plants You Should Be Growing

I am a fan of native plants. If you want to create a beautiful, safe haven for a variety of beneficial pollinators, like the butterfly pictured above, here are a few fun native plants to add to your property:   5. Aromatic Aster (September – November): Aster blooms in mounds of beautiful light purple or […]
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Don't Pull These Weeds!

Don’t Pull These Weeds!

We’ve been talking a lot about mowing, grass and sod over here at Be Green Pro. But we haven’t touched on weeds yet. Although weeds may seem like a nuisance in many gardens and lawns, certain weeds can be beneficial. (Yes, you read that right!) Weeds can tell us about nutrient deficiencies, prevent erosion, add […]
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Will you be My Honey (Bee)?

Will you be My Honey (Bee)?

What pollinates 80% of the fruit, vegetables, and seed crops in the U.S. while also providing us with a sweet treat that never spoils? That’s right, it’s honeybees! Unlike other native bees who are solitary, honeybees have large colonies which have allowed them to perfect the creation and storage of honey for at least 150 […]
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Ticks Are Returning, So Is Lyme Disease

Ticks Are Returning, So Is Lyme Disease

Spring is here, and so are the ticks!  Adult ticks become active when the daytime temperature gets above 40-45 degrees, and after a long winter in dormancy, they are hungry! In 2017, the latest data available, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) counted more than 42,000 cases of reported Lyme disease.  Of those, […]
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