The holiday season is upon us and many of us have gardeners on our gift giving list. Whether they are a veggie gardener, lawn lover or someone that enjoys yard work in general, there are plenty of gifts that can put a smile on...

Homeowners all over the country are facing various problems in their yards. Whether it is a soggy spot, a hill that is eroding or a place where grass won’t grow, the possibilities are endless. But fear not, most of these issues can be...

Autumn is a great time to fight plant diseases and pests before they rear their ugly heads when warm weather returns, nipping them in the bud, so to speak. From fungal diseases such as rose black spot and powdery mildew to pests like scale...

It’s been a warm, wet fall for much of the eastern US this year, these are good conditions for applying a “winterizing” late-fall fertilizer to encourage root growth in our lawns. Fertilizing cool-season grass this month provides food that will be used for root...

From fruit to screens, fall is the perfect time to plant trees. This time of year trees are actively growing roots, rain is more frequent and the weather cools which in turn lessens the evaporation of water from the ground. Add to that the...

Well, it's early Fall and that means unwanted visits from the dreaded stink bug. Some species of stink bug invade homes in the Fall when the weather starts to get cool. They cluster on the outside of homes for warmth. When they find holes or cracks,...

Fall control of Annual Bluegrass (Poa annua) and Japanese Stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum) First of all, if you are not familiar with how these two invasive turf pests look, here’s a link to each: Annual Bluegrass Japanese Stiltgrass The best and less expensive means of controlling these undesirables...

When the cool nights and the warm days start to work their way into our lives, you can bet September is here. Not only does the weather change, the season changes as well. The first day of Autumn is fast approaching and will...

Courtesy of Andre Viette Dividing your daylilies and other perennials is an economical way to extend your gardens. Did you know . . . .. . . if you started with a single daylily and you divided it into three plants after one year, and then divided it...

It seems I can’t log on to social media anymore without a close up picture of a tick staring me in the eye.  The whole country has awoken to the dangers of these 8 legged creatures in the arachnid family that feast on our blood...