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Spring Articles:

Five Steps to a Beautiful Organic Lawn This Spring by Joe Lamp’l

Preparing in Spring your Garden & Landscape by Joe Lamp’l

Eco-friendly Weed Control by Melinda Myers 

Rehabilitating Your Lawn Naturally by Joe Lamp’l

Tips for Lawn Renewal and Renovation by Melinda Myers

Five Easy Steps to a Low Maintenance Eco-friendly Landscape by Melinda Myers

Five Easy Steps to a Fabulous Garden by Melinda Myers

Flavorful Landscapes – It’s a Growing Trend by Melinda Myers

Grow a Green and more Eco-Friendly Lawn by Melinda Myers

Summer Articles:

Grow Your Best Tomato Yet by Melinda Myers

Three Keys to Keeping Your Lawn & Garden Growing Strong by Joe Lamp’l

Maximize your Harvest by Melinda Myers

Five Steps to a Healthy Lawn by Melinda Myers

Seven Tips to Help Your Landscape Beat the Heat this Summer by Melinda Myers

Growing Your Own Food Provides Flavor, Fun, and Benefits way Beyond the Garden by Melinda Myers

Gear up for a Beautiful Summer Landscape by Melinda Myers

Fall Articles:

Fall Bed Prep by Joe Lamp’l

Six Steps to a Beautiful Landscape Next Season by Melinda Myers

Fall Care for Healthy Lawns by Melinda Myers

Mow Don’t Rake Fall Leaves - Eco-friendly Landscape Tips for the Fall Season by Melinda Myers

Plant in Spring Bulbs in Fall for Spring Beauty by Melinda Myers

Deer Deterrent Articles:

 Controlling Deer in My Garden by Joe Lamp'l

 "Can Milorganite Repel Deer From Food Plots? From these results, we concluded that Milorganite is an effective temporary deer repellent for use in food plots." by Odin Stephens.

“If deer like to eat your plants, Rick Vuyst from Flowerland says try setting out a bag of Milorganite. It is a deer deterrent. Cut a slit down the middle of the bag and leave it there over the winter. In spring, spread it around your hostas and that will keep the deer away and act as a natural fertilizer." To view the video click here: “Greenthumb- Preparing for winter” on WZZM 13 ABC.

About Milorganite Articles:

Made in Milwaukee: Brewing up Milorganite - On a recent tour of the Jones Island plant, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District agency services director Jeff Spence and public information manager Bill Graffin wanted to dispel that myth at the start. Despite what you've heard, Milorganite is not made out of human feces.

Singing the praises of Milorganite by Jeff Coghill - "Milorganite is great for a number of reasons. It is an organic by-product of a sustainable method for water purification that does not rely on chemical treatments. Further, it is a slow-release fertilizer. The granules of Milorganite are broken down slowly in the soil. It will not “burn” plants or give you a quick rush of growth soon to be followed by the absence of nutrients to feed your plants."

Organic Articles:

To be a truly "green" gardener, look beyond the label. Some ingredients that claim to be "natural" or "eco-friendly" are anything but. "Greenwashing in the garden" by Jeff Gillman 

"Organic-Based' Products Are Rarely Organic" by Paul Tukey "Biosolids — derived from human waste — have been the basis of Milorganite fertilizer for decades. This popular brand from the Milwaukee sewage treatment plant is used on lawns across America and many consider the product to be organic, although it would never clear OMRI or the NOP standards.  Having since personally visited the Milorganite plant, I now believe that company does as good a job as possible testing its product to make sure it is as free, as possible, from contaminants. I would now use Milorganite on my own lawn. I cannot say that, however, for all bio-solids products because I do not believe all companies and plants adhere to the strict Milorganite testing regimen."