Insects are very diverse, and most species are not detrimental. They provide us with food, control harmful insects and help break down dead organic matter. So next time you encounter insects, even the bad ones, realize they are in the minority and that many others are beneficial.
Correct mowing is an important factor of lawn care. Make sure the lawn is mowed at the correct height and frequency using a sharp blade. Doing so will help ensure a healthy and attractive lawn.
You do not have to choose between having an attractive home landscape and protecting water quality. Both goals can be achieved by using chemical pesticides properly and only when needed, managing the application of fertilizers and keeping organic wastes out of the water drainage system.
The first day of summer means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To Dorothy Moon, it's a time when her vast variety of daylilies are in full bloom: an expansive strip of vibrant colors that line much of the family's front yard.
Always remember that even if a product is considered to be organic, it is still a pesticide. Exercise caution when using these products. Some organic pesticides are as toxic as or even more so than many synthetic chemical pesticides. Organic gardening has both its positives and negatives. Understanding the basics of this practice and what it involves will help you succeed in having healthy, productive plants.
Even though centipedegrass is a relatively easy grass to manage, it does need appropriate maintenance for it to be healthy and attractive. If given the necessary care, it will provide you with an attractive lawn.
If you are willing to do a little extra work in your garden, roses will produce attractive colorful blooms throughout the growing season. Their display of beauty is why roses are among the most favorite of garden plants.
Across the county, locals are buying fresh produce and other products at Gwinnett's farmers markets.
Scented geraniums are low-maintenance plants with attractive features that add fragrance to the garden throughout the growing season. They might be the perfect plants to provide extra interest in your garden this year.
Using proper cultural practices and planting disease resistant varieties will produce healthy, tasty tomatoes in the garden throughout the growing season. They are often the most prized vegetable; no garden would be complete without them.
If you are willing to make the investment and provide the appropriate care, consider growing Zoysia. It will thrive and beautify the home landscape. With Zoysia, your lawn can be the envy of the neighborhood.
Heirloom plants are definitely worth planting. If properly stored, their seeds can provide vegetables with the same desirable traits year after year.
Although carpenter bees can be pestiferous, by taking a few simple steps, their damage can be reduced.
Even with have limited space, growing vegetables in containers can be quite rewarding. If given proper care, they will provide a bountiful harvest.
Dogwoods are a delightful addition to the landscape. Under the right growing conditions, they will thrive and produce attractive blooms in the spring.