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9 Ways to Recycle and Repurpose at Home

9 Ways to Recycle and Repurpose at Home

Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse! We do it all the time at APE! Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse, not just a catchy alliteration! Here are 9 great ways you can help reduce your impact on the earth! Why throw something away when you could recycle it and use it elsewhere? Check out...

6 Things You Need to Know About Land Clearing

6 Things You Need to Know About Land Clearing

Land Clearing in North Carolina or anywhere in the world is part of the process of progress. No matter what new project is on the horizon in your neighborhood or town, the land will require preparation. Land Clearing is usually thought of as massive removal of any and...

Why Volcano Mulching Does More Harm Than Good

Why Volcano Mulching Does More Harm Than Good

Planting a tree is always a good thing. They produce oxygen, can revitalize urban areas, and provide a sense of calm and beauty to every passerby. Often, tree planting comes with a little landscaping, either to “frame” the tree where it stands or to support it. And,...

What is Tub Grinding?

What is Tub Grinding?

Seldom does the average person know what we are talking about when we say “tub grinding”. What is tub grinding? Let’s start by stating what it’s “not” … tub grinding is not a way to recycle the materials that bathtubs are made from. Tub Grinding refers to the shape of...

5 Tips for a Sustainable Garden

5 Tips for a Sustainable Garden

Another “Earth Day” has come and gone. While we aren’t knocking any initiative that supports the preservation of our natural resources and overall health of our planet, Earth Day is, quite simply, inadequate. A Sustainable Garden is one way anyone can help. One day …...

Earth Day, Every Day

Earth Day, Every Day

The term carbon footprint bounces around a lot, especially on Earth Day. It also gets misused. What a carbon footprint is, actually, is just a metric for understanding an individual or an entity’s impact on the environment. It’s specific to carbon dioxide, greenhouse...

Create the Ultimate Butterfly Garden

6 TIPS TO CREATE THE ULTIMATE BUTTERFLY GARDEN A Butterfly Garden can be a wonderful place! Oh, the magical butterfly, lighting soft on the edges of the most delicate flower. Real life fairies, floating among us in an array of colors and a kaleidoscope of patterns....

6 Tips on Running a Profitable Landscaping Business

6 Tips on Running a Profitable Landscaping Business

Landscaping, got mower, got time … there’s a lot more to it than that! If you have or are thinking of having your own landscaping business, it’s imperative to constantly keep on top of all aspects of the industry. It’s the best way to serve your customers and increase...

27 Plants Perfect for Fall Planting

27 Plants Perfect for Fall Planting

Here in coastal North Carolina, and especially Wilmington, fall planting doesn’t really evoke the same images of gardening that springtime does.   We tend to think of the season of flora and fauna as “behind us” and we sit a pot of mums beside a pumpkin and wait...