Home and Garden Tips

Controlling Japanese beetles

If you had the plague of Japanese beetles last year, you are probably experiencing a new emergence. It is important to protect your plants from early feedings right now to avoid the cosmetic damage they wreak. Traditional insecticide preparations (glue traps) actually increase the number of beetles. Cheese cloth wraps prevents pollinators from reaching the flowers. There are numerous problems […]

Tips on keeping your garden watered

Our recent downpours were more than the one inch of water plants need weekly. Knowing the soil type before planting is the first step to garden success. Plan to collect rainwater to avoid all the chemicals in tap water. Mulch garden areas with two to three inches of leaves or straw. Water deeply in the early morning to promote root […]

A pleasurable walk in the garden

 A daily garden walk is one of the best simple pleasures on earth. It is also the best way to stay on top of pests and problems. Check the stems and leaves for holes, discoloration, wilting and odd shapes. Tomatoes have the most problems of all … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]

Organic fertilizers help plants thrive

 Flowers and hanging baskets purchased at local greenhouses will have a controlled-released fertilizer added that will work for 8-10 weeks. Some fertilizers won’t be effective beyond three weeks due to frequent watering, rapid growth and mineral… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

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