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February 16, 2017

Spring will be here before we know it, especially if we continue to see temperatures hovering in the 50's & 60's! Here are a few tips to help you ease into Spring.

1. Consider mulching your beds earlier than usual this year. Mulching before new perennials (obstacles) emerge makes it easier and faster to mulch beds. Also, mulching beds early, rather than in spring, ensures your beds are much mo...

November 15, 2016

Late fall and early winter is an excellent time to plant trees.  Dormant trees require less care and establish with ease during the cooler months. Below is a list of our Top 10 trees to plant in your yard this fall. 

1. Dogwood

2. Sugar Maple

3. Paw Paw

4. Sassafras

5. Weeping Willow

6. Tulip Poplar

7. American Beech

8. Redbud

9. Black Gum

10. Any Oak tree

November 25, 2015


Growing your own garlic is one of the finer things of gardening, especially if you are a foodie!  It's easy to do and a fun activity for the family if you are looking to get grounded during the busy holiday season.  Our family has enjoyed planting garlic on Thanksgiving or the day after.  It first started out as a last minute decision, since the busy landscaping season generally starts to le...

November 25, 2015

In our household Thanksgiving food is rich with our season's final harvest.  This year's surprises are our ongoing flush of shiitake mushrooms (still flushing even today!) and pumpkins. With the help of our friends, we inoculated over 100 logs 2 years ago and stored them in the greenhouse through the winter. We collected them a few months later, only to find them overheated, dry and hopeless,...

July 22, 2015

Caring For Your Plants


To maximize the success of your gardens please follow our simple-to-use guidelines for your new plants.  



1. Your gardens can be watered with drip hoses, sprinklers or professionally installed irrigation systems. The average tree, shrub, perennial, ornamental grass and vegetable requires one hour of consistent watering once per week. If your gardens receive full sun, w...

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service.

Marvin’s Organic Gardens, LLC has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award in 10 different categories, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.


Proud owner Wes Duren states, “It is an honor to receive this pr...

March 17, 2015


With Spring just around the corner, now is the perfect time to begin planning for your best yard and gardens ever.


Spring garden maintenance beautifies and defines your gardens, and may include:  pruning, bed edging, mulching, compost amending, organic pre-emergent and fertilizer applications to promote beautiful, healthy and low maintenance gardens.


Get ahead of the Spring rush by calling...

March 17, 2015

Mason Grange hosts Empty Bowls Benefit Luncheon

DATE: Saturday, April 11, 2015
TIME: 11 am – 2 pm

  • First Seating: 11 am – 12:30 pm

  • Second Seating: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

LOCATION: Mason Grange Hall, 209 N. Mason-Montgomery Road, Mason, Ohio 45040

Help celebrate Mason’s 200th birthday by filling your bowl with soup and someone else’s kitchen with food. 

Mason Community Grange #1680 wil...

March 9, 2015

A Yale University garden yields fresh food for the hungry in Loveland.


Not exactly, but that’s where Alex O’Brien saw the garden which inspired him to build a garden to help Loveland Inter Faith Effort feed the poor in our community.


“We were on a college visit to Yale for my brother,” Alex said. He was going into eighth-grade and his brother Mike was going to be a high school sophomore at Ci...

March 4, 2015

Winter brings wetness, now is the perfect time for us to assess your yard for standing water or drainage issues.  No matter how complicated the drainage challenge, we can provide simple, sustainable and affective solutions to help rid your yard of excess water, preparing your property for a mold, mud and mosquito free spring.





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