Spring Garden Tips
Pests, Disease and Weed Management


Protect Plants and Containers from Squirrels

Squirrels dig up bulbs, munch on tomatoes and damage containers and hanging baskets. You'll need a variety of techniques and some luck to win the battle with these varmints.

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Manage Pests in the Garden with Bacillus thuringiensis

Organic farmers and home gardeners have been using Bacillus thuringiensis, referred to as Bt, for decades to manage pests in the garden. This naturally occurring microbe found in the soil, produces proteins that are toxic to the larva of certain insects.

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Powdery Mildew on Peonies

Peonies are long lived, low maintenance plants. But in recent years many gardeners are finding the leaves of their peonies covered with a white powdery substance. The culprit is powdery mildew and seems to be an emerging problem on peonies in the landscape.

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Preventing Animal Damage

With the change of seasons animals often change their eating habits. Be prepared to protect your fall harvest and gardens.

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Help with Weed Identification

Is it a flower or a weed? Do I keep it or pull it? These are common questions I hear from gardeners. Fortunately, there are some tools to help with their identification.

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Brown Spots on Plums, Peaches and Cherries

Shriveled plums, peaches, apricots and cherries are a symptom of brown rot fungal disease.

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Southern Blight (Crown Rot)

Crown rot, southern stem rot or southern blight are different names for the same disease. Infected plants develop yellow leaves that eventually collapse and die. A close look at the crown of the plant reveals rotting tissue.

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Cook (Solarize) Away Weeds and Soil Pests and Diseases

Manage weeds, insects and diseases that have taken over your garden with the help of plastic, sunlight and summer's heat.

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