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Keep your greenhouse young
Grower Talks
When looking for tips or tricks to extend the life of your greenhouse, the first tip is ... there aren’t any tricks. Extending the life of your greenhouse will be a function of how your greenhouse was manufactured and what maintenance is done to preserve what you originally purchased. When you purchase a greenhouse, the life of that structure can be directly correlated to the strength of the steel, the corrosion protection on the steel and the design.
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How to start a simple container garden
U.S. News & World Report
Trent Hamm writes: As someone who has wandered around in gardens since I was old enough to crawl and get my diaper muddy, I deeply appreciate the aesthetic beauty and productive bounty of a garden. Unfortunately, as someone who lived in a tiny apartment for many years, I also know how difficult it can be to grow your own fresh produce in a constrained space.
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Plant these bulbs in spring for quick summer blooms
NJ.com
With the snowdrops and crocuses behind us and the daffodils and tulips coming on, it's worth noting that all of these spring favorites arise from bulbs — a perfect example of good things coming in small packages.
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Help your garden flourish by planting flowers
Seacoastonline
If you're looking forward to an early summer tomato or a bumper crop of sugar snap peas, you'll need to attract pollinators to your garden. Bees are one of your best bets. "Bees are as important to a garden as they are to any other habitat," says Matthew Shepherd, spokesman for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
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BUSINESS UPDATE


Infographic: Why you should be marketing with social media
By Kaylee Nelson
For as long as there have been businesses, there has been the promotion of those businesses. Business owners have always faced the challenge of how to get new customers through the door. Thus, the concept of marketing is not a new one — but the methods in how to do so are constantly evolving. First, it was catalogs and print ads, then radio and television, then static websites — and finally social media. Marketing through social media today is more valuable than ever in more ways than one. Check out this infographic to see how.
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3 ways to improve annuals displays and sales
Today's Garden Center
Here’s a look at how three retailers are improving annual displays and sales, including partnering with the local community.
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How to use online marketing to drive local sales
Business 2 Community
In the huge community that deals with digital marketing, there is no shortage of advice for business owners and marketers. What about those businesses that online marketing advice just doesn’t apply to — those that operate only within a local community, only in brick-and-mortar spaces and primarily offline.
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Don't let negative reviews break you
By Jessica Taylor
Whether you're a small or large company, you live or die by your reputation. Most of reputation management is focused on pushing down negative search results — in particular, negative reviews. Responding to your negative reviews may attempt to bridge the gap between how a company perceives itself and how others view it. But does your company successfully follow through with this? If you haven't began this process, you could be put in a negative spotlight.
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