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How Can I Create a Climate Friendly Yard?

You Ask, We Answer: How Can I Create a Climate Friendly Yard? If you love the look of a beautifully landscaped yard but are concerned about its environmental impacts, we have good news: It’s possible to create a yard for your Connecticut home that isn’t just beautiful to look at, but better for the planet, too. Let’s dive in to determine what a climate friendly yard is, and how you can achieve...

5 Drought-Friendly Plants for Your Connecticut Garden

5 Drought-Friendly Plants for Your Connecticut Garden This summer in Connecticut has been a scorcher, and not just for us. Our yards have suffered the brunt of soaring temps and brilliant sunshine, and while we here at Calcagni Real Estate always love a beautiful garden, it can be hard to keep one at its best when faced with drought-like or diminished rainfall conditions. But going without rain...

4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work

4 Eco-Friendly Weed Killers That Work Summer in Connecticut may as well be synonymous with weeds. Between spring’s ample rain and the heat and humidity that have blanketed our beautiful state this year, weeds are having some of their best days ever. If you’re anything like us, you’ve become increasingly exasperated with how prolific the weeds in your yard are. But before you reach for that harsh...

What Are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow This Summer?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Easiest Fruits and Vegetables to Grow This Summer? Have you been daydreaming about fresh-picked fruits and veggies? With summer’s arrival, it’s easy to understand why. Fresh produce grown in the heat and sunlight of summer bursts with flavor, color, and nutrients. Whether you’re new to gardening or consider yourself a seasoned pro, these easy-to-grow fruits and...

What Should I Grow This Month?

You Ask, We Answer: What Should I Grow This Month? We’re ringing in June with our tips for what to plant–veggies and flowers!--in your Connecticut garden this month. From homegrown salad greens to beautifully colored flowers, we’ve curated some of our favorite plantings to get you going and get gardening. And with a little care and the right amount of sun, water, and luck, you’ll not only have...

What Are the Best Deer-Resistant Plants?

You Ask, We Answer: What Are the Best Deer-Resistant Plants? Gardening season in Connecticut is finally here, and we at Calcagni Real Estate couldn’t be happier about it. But if you’re already dismayed by the breakfast buffet your garden has become for neighborhood deer, fear not: There are plants you can incorporate into your garden that may help to deter the deer from feasting on your flowers....

How Do I Create a Cutting Garden?

You Ask, We Answer: How Do I Create a Cutting Garden? Spring in Connecticut is bursting forth in all its glory—and this year, it seems sweeter than ever to see the tulips and daffodils standing to reach the sunlight. At Calcagni Real Estate, we know firsthand the positive effect a yard in bloom can have on a home! If you dream of bringing fresh flowers indoors but don’t want to leave your yard empty of...

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