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Aggressive, Noxious and Invasive Weeds
Aggressive, invasive, noxious or weedy - what do all these terms mean?
Attract Insect Eating Toads to the Garden
Toads make great gardening partners. They eat insects, slugs and snails and ask for very little in return. Help attract these natural predators to your garden with just a few changes in your gardening habits.
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Avoid Planting Invasive Vines
Avoid future problems by keeping invasive beauties out of your landscape.
Several common garden vines have escaped the boundaries of our gardens and moved into the surrounding natural spaces. These invaders crowd out native plants, disrupting the ecosystems needed by the birds, bees and other wildlife.
Celebrate National Dandelion Day - It's Not Just a Weed
Stop. Don't pull those pesky yellow flowered dandelions popping up in the lawn and garden. These beautiful flowers have not only been used as bouquets for mom and crowns for children, but have a long medicinal and edible history.
Chemical-free Quackgrass Control
It seems to be everywhere – your garden, lawn and cracks in the sidewalk. Quackgrass is that aggressive perennial grass that can quickly take over lawns and gardens.
Controlling Invasive Queen Anne's Lace
You may be surprised to find the dainty beauty, Queen Anne's Lace, is considered a noxious weed in at least 35 states and invasive in many. Brought here from Europe you'll now find it growing along roadsides, in disturbed sites, and abandoned fields. Its aggressive nature makes it a threat to some native plants.
Controlling Ragweed, the Allergy Sufferers Nemesis
If you suffer from a runny nose, stuffed up sinuses and itchy or watery eyes, the culprit may be hiding under your shrubs, next to your flowers or along a nearby roadway.
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.
Don't Let Aggressive Bargain Plants Take Over the Garden
So you've found a plant that blooms all season, tolerates a wide range of growing conditions and needs little maintenance. Sound too good to be true? It probably is.
Eco-friendly Crabgrass Control
Spring is the time to prevent crabgrass problems in the lawn. .
The best defense against this and other lawn weeds is proper care. Grow your grass tall. Keeping it 3 to 3 ½ inches tall encourages deep roots that are more drought-tolerant and better able to fend off pests and outcompete the weeds.
Proper watering and fertilization will further reduce weed problems. Even one fertilization a year, can greatly improve your lawn’s health and reduce weed problems.
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Eco-friendly Lawn Weed Control
A healthy lawn is your best defense against weeds. So if you want to reduce the problem - long term- you need to learn a bit more about the weeds.
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Eco-friendly Perennial Garden Weed Control
So it seems your perennial garden is filled with more weeds than flowers. Now is a great time to reclaim your garden by getting the weeds under control.
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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.
Inviting Spiders in the Garden and Managing Them in Your Home
Halloween, scary movies, and myths have given spiders a bad reputation. Don’t let this bad press scare you into destroying these garden helpers.
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Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Garden Looking Its Best
Keep your plants looking their best and weeds under control with just a few adjustments to your gardening.
Managing Invasive Plants
Buckthorn, honeysuckle and Tree of Heaven are just a few of the landscape plants that have left the garden and invaded our natural spaces.
These aggressive plants outcompete and crowd out our native plants, destroying the food and habitat needed by wildlife. They also invade our gardens, crowding out desirable plants.
Moss in the Lawn
Moss gardens are a beautiful trend in the gardening world. But for many gardeners moss in the lawn and garden is a source of frustration.
Mulch Your Way to a Beautiful Low Maintenance Garden
Summers are filled with barbeques, vacations, and caring for our landscapes. Mulching is one way to save time and effort over a season or two, giving you more time for fun.
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Pick a Bit of Purslane for Your Salad
Put down the weeder and break out the harvest basket. The weed you are trying to kill may be a tasty addition to your salads and sandwiches.
Plant a Pollinator Garden
Give nature and your garden a helping hand this season by planting a pollinator garden.
Pull Now - Benefit Later; Controlling Ragweed
Give your hayfever a break this season. Celebrate National Ragweed Control Month by removing these unwanted weeds before they flower.
Safely Store Landscape Products
Whether you’ve gone organic or use traditional fertilizers and pest management products you need to store them properly for safety’s sake and their longevity.
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Selecting Mulch for the Garden
Mulch can beautify your garden, suppress weeds, moderate soil temperature and conserve moisture. Consider both function and beauty when selecting mulch for your landscape.
Spring Clean Up & Proper Disposal of Pesticides
Spring is a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. And that often means cleaning out the garage, shed or basement. Don’t toss those outdated, unwanted garden chemicals in the trash. They can contaminate our environment, including our drinking water.
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Summer Lawn Care
Warm temperatures, drought and summer rain storms take their toll on our landscapes. Keep your lawn healthy and looking its best despite the summer weather.
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It starts with one little plant. Next thing you know your garden is overrun with them. Some start from seeds that have been dormant in the soil for years while others move in on the wind, in soil additives or with garden transplants.
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Weed Control in the Garden
No matter the time of the season, weeds seem to grow and thrive. Keeping them under control will give you a healthier, more productive and attractive garden.
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Weed Your Garden Day - June 13th
Break out the cupcakes and balloons and get ready to celebrate Weed Your Garden Day on June 13th.