Timothy Daly

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DALY: Contrary to popular beliefs, most insects are harmless

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.

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DALY: Reduce water pollution by using proper landscape practices

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.

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DALY: Zoysia makes an attractive and durable lawn

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.

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DALY: Heirloom vegetables valued for superior flavor

Heirloom plants are definitely worth planting. If properly stored, their seeds can provide vegetables with the same desirable traits year after year.

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DALY: Keeping carpenter bees away from your home

Although carpenter bees can be pestiferous, by taking a few simple steps, their damage can be reduced.

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DALY: If you lack space for a vegetable garden, consider using containers

Even with have limited space, growing vegetables in containers can be quite rewarding. If given proper care, they will provide a bountiful harvest.

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DALY: The native dogwood colors the spring landscape

Dogwoods are a delightful addition to the landscape. Under the right growing conditions, they will thrive and produce attractive blooms in the spring.

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DALY: Lawn care during early spring affects quality through the year

Remember, actions taken during the period when the grass comes out of winter dormancy will influence how well the lawn performs during the spring and summer months. With a little planning along with proper cultural practices, your warm season lawn can be healthy, attractive, and the envy of your neighborhood.

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DALY: Moss in lawns a sign of poor growing conditions

Moss can be eliminated by the application of chemicals labeled for controlling it. As the moss begins to die, it will turn an orange-brown color. After dying, remove by the dead moss by raking. Though moss can be controlled by chemical or mechanical means, it will return if the cultural conditions that favor the growth of healthy grass are not implemented.

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DALY: Follow all label directions when using pesticides

The most important aspect of applying any pesticide is to follow all label directions and safety precautions. Thoroughly read and understand the product label before you select, purchase, and apply it.

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