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Tips For Saving Water While Staying at Home

We’re all spending a lot more time at home because of COVID-19, which means we’re all using more water at home, too. And that’s OK — LCA crews are always hard at work, 24-7, to ensure your water is clean and safe. But that doesn’t mean we all shouldn’t be taking steps to conserve water,…

Ready to Get Growing? 7 Tips for Spring Planting

If you’re anything like us, you’ve been impatiently waiting to get out in the garden and start the growing season — especially since winter seems to have been stubborn about relinquishing its hold this year. But even though the weather is warming, don’t rush off to the garden center and buy every plant you see. Those…

Join LCA in Celebrating Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day— and we’ll be celebrating with two events, both on Saturday. From 12-4 at Jordan Park, 1001 N. 6th St., we’ll be joining the City of Allentown Bureau of Recycling for Earth Day in the Park. The event includes live music, giveaways, a raffle, food trucks, face painting, crafts, activities, educational demonstrations…

No back yard? No problem – you can compost almost anywhere

At LCA, we’re always looking for ways to reduce the use of fertilizers — and it’s no secret we’re big fans of composting.  But not everyone has an ample back yard, and not every municipality allows compost piles. So what can a would-be composter do? Here are a few ideas. Drop it off A number…

When it’s time to toss the tree, keep it green

The holidays are almost over and you’re tired of vacuuming up pine needles five times a day. When it’s time to take   down that tree, though, don’t just toss it out with the trash — consider a more eco-friendly solution instead. Residents of Bethlehem and Allentown can set their tree out for curbside pickup…

It’s time to tuck in the garden for winter

The nights are longer, the temperature is colder and, unless you have some late Fall veggies growing, it’s time to get your garden ready for the winter.  One of the first things you should do is pull up any remaining (unless you’re still growing veggies) plants and vines. While some people leave them in o ver the…

Are your pipes ready for colder weather?

It’s the time of year when we start clearing leaves and preparing our homes for the colder months.  As you put together your to-do list this fall, don’t forget to include checking your plumbing. Frigid temperatures can cause uninsulated pipes to burst — causing costly damage to your home.  Start by examining water pipes. Insulating pipes…

Proper watering is key to healthy plants, happy environment

The summer heat is about to hit. Proper watering techniques will ensure your gardens don’t take the brunt of the impact — and also conserve your liquid assets. The first step, according to Rodale’s Organic Gardening,  is determining the garden’s soil type: sand, loam or clay, or some combination thereof. Loamy soils are usually the…

Give your garden some culture: Hugelkultur!

As you know, at LCA we’re all about saving water and keeping fertilizer use to a minimum. So when we heard about a gardening technique that can mitigate the need for feeding and watering plants — in some cases, for the entire season — we knew we had to share. It’s called hugelkultur, and it’s…

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