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Proper Pesticide Storage

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Considering the safe use of pesticides isn't always emphasized during the growing season. Storing leftover pesticides until next year needs some important review to protect you and the environment.

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Considerations Before You Plant Grass

Posted: 07/30/2009 - Planting grass has all to do with soil preparation. Soil acidity which can be adjusted with lime is the main factor to consider for proper grass germination and growth.

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Support Your Local Farmer's Market

Posted: 07/24/2009 - By visiting the farmer's market in your area, not only are you supporting local agriculture, but you get to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.

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The Great Outdoors: Summer Fun

Posted: 07/16/2009 - You can still have fun this summer, even if you haven't had a chance to plan ahead.

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Rid Your Lawn of White Grubs Now

Posted: 07/16/2009 - White grubs can consume so much of your grass roots that they can permanently injure your lawn. However, the type of insecticide, as well at timing of application, is of utmost importance.

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Manage Heat Stress With Your Pets

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Don't take for granted that your outside pets can cope with heat during the summer. Provide shade and a lot of water.

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Managing Your Landscape for Drought

Posted: 07/16/2009 - Plants in your landscape have a hard time surviving during the hot dry times of summer. Heat stress can be controlled by proper watering and recognizing plant stress signs.

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Attend Your Local County Fairs

Posted: 07/10/2009 - County fairs are an experience for everyone and enable participants a better appreciation of what it takes to put food on their table.

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Summer Lawn Care

Posted: 07/10/2009 - If you are to have a quality looking lawn, summer care especially considering the soil conditions is essential.

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Poison Ivy in Your Landscape

Posted: 07/10/2009 - Poison ivy can be a problem especially in trying to remove it. Caution needs to be given by not coming in contact with the oils.

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Your Tomato Plants Need Special Care Now

Posted: 07/03/2009 - As summer weather conditions come into play on your tomato crop, there are certain management tools to remember to ensure a bountiful harvest.

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Managing Black Spot on Roses

Posted: 07/02/2009 - Roses can be a beautiful addition to your landscape. However, if you don't control black spot, a very common disease of roses, your most sincere efforts to have a quality rose garden will be in vain.

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Backyard Orchard Management

Posted: 06/25/2009 - If you want quality tree fruit this summer, you need to control insects as well as disease until the leaves fall off in Autumn.

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Managing Mites on Your Landscape Plants

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Mites are so small that detecting them on your plants is difficult. However, if not controlled, they can easily kill your most cherished landscape plants.

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Mushrooms in Your Landscape

Posted: 06/25/2009 - Mushrooms can be a real problem in some landscapes. However, when the wet and high moisture conditions that cause the growth of mushrooms get drier, you won't have as serious of a problem.

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Coping With Summer Stress On Your Lawn

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Summer brings on some unwanted stress to your lawn. However, proper mowing, watering, and even proper fertilization is critical for protecting the quality of your lawn.

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Pruning Your Shrubs and Trees

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Pruning your shrubs and trees the right way and at the right time can greatly increase the beauty of your landscape.

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Bees Are Important in Your Landscape

Posted: 06/18/2009 - Bees are very important to the production of many fruits and vegetables. However, we need to better understand their care and how to protect them to assure their continued survival.

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Controlling Snakes in Your Landscape

Posted: 06/05/2009 - Snakes can be controlled in your landscape by eliminating their hiding places. There are also ways to keep snakes out of your mobile home.

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Watering Your Landscape

Posted: 06/04/2009 - Basically, you can't water just any time of the day. The best time period is morning or early evening due to creating disease problems.

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