Rather than using toxic chemicals to keep insect pests out of your garden, consider adding natural predator insects – like ladybugs, praying mantis, tiger beetles, and lacewings – to reduce pest insects that damage plants. Watch this video to find out more.
I headed out to my garden early to pick vegetables and had charged well into the tangle of tomato plants before I heard and saw hundreds of huge, green June beetles swarming and buzzing all around me! Read on to find out more.
Grass fungal diseases can be challenging to deal with, but the right lawn care practices can go a long way toward prevention. Read on for some tips for preventing and treating fungal diseases in your lawn.
Deer are abundant on our farm, but for most of the summer, they’ve left my garden well enough alone. However, when I went out of town for July 4th, the deer decided to have an Independence Day feast of their own, and our garden was the main dish! Read on to find out more.
When your garden is being skeletonized by Japanese beetles, those pheromone traps sure do look tempting! And if you hang one in your yard, you’ll certainly be rewarded with a full bag of squirming beetles. But do they actually reduce the number of beetles in your yard? Read on to find out more.
Aphids are small, soft-bodied insects that colonize and feed on many types of garden plants, causing damage to leaves and shoots and spreading disease. While they can be difficult to spot, aphids are not that hard to control. Read on to find out how.
If caterpillars are devouring your garden, one safe and effective way to get rid of them is by applying Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis), a naturally occurring, organic bacteria that can be applied as a liquid or powder. Read on to find out more.
Black spot fungus is one of the most common diseases of rose bushes and can cause quite a bit of damage to your rose garden. Black spot is fairly easy to control on your roses with the right treatment and prevention strategies. Read on to find out how.