1. Wildflower Gardening Part 1: Common-Sense Gardening

    What’s the latest news about gardening? It’s native plants (wildflowers). It is high time to have a focused discussion about native plants: Common sense gardening, doing it mother nature’s way. Native plants offer us a wonderful alternative to transplants brought in from other parts of the country. We can reduce our workload because nature is remarkably self-sufficient. After all, they’ve…Read More

  2. Know How to Defend Yourself against BAGWORMS!

    Early June is the time of year bagworms become most destructive. You may be familiar with the Christmas tree ornament like silken bags attached to branches of evergreens. These interesting cocoon-like casings expel hundreds of bagworm larvae that go to work on your prized plants. Bagworms are particularly destructive in early summer. The caterpillars (larvae) emerge from their bags (that Christmas…Read More

  3. White Grubs: Silent Grass Killers

    There are many insects that can be found in residential lawns. Some, like ants and fire ants, don’t damage turf, but can be a nuisance to homeowners. Others, like grubs, can do significant damage to lawns before you even know they’re there. Though the thought of hundreds of tiny grubs feasting on your lawn may be scary, there is hope. What are White Grubs? White Grubs are the larvae of several…Read More

  4. How to Prune Crape Myrtles without Committing Crape Murder

    In early spring (usually February through March) we start thinking about pruning our Crape Myrtles. Proper pruning can result in a healthy, visually pleasing shrub. If done improperly, you risk insect and disease issues as well as an undesirable look to your shrub. (They are botanically considered a shrub.) There are three aspects to consider when caring for Crape Myrtles: 1. Choose the right tree…Read More

  5. 8 Reasons Weed-‘N’-Feed May Not Be Right for You

    Now that the weather is warming up, outdoor activities are gearing up, and you’re finally looking at your lawn. Homeowners may be tempted to run to their local lawn and garden store to pick up a bag of Weed-n-Feed. Many “experts” will tell you that this is the best way for homeowners to control weeds and fertilize for “season long control”. The reality is, you will pay top dollar for a s…Read More

  6. Are Your Moles under Control?

    If you have ever walked across your lawn and thought you were walking on a sponge or looked across your manicured outdoor living space and thought a group of miniature miners were building tunnels looking for gold, then you might have moles. Moles are small mammals that feed primarily on insects (grubs, earthworms, etc.). They are small (4-8” on average), have a long snout, web-like clawed feet …Read More

  7. Everything You Need to Know to Have a Beautiful Lawn

    1. Choose Wisely  (just like mama said) No matter what you do, if you have the wrong type of grass for your area of the country or your lawn’s specific needs, the lawn will be mediocre at best. Lawn professionals in our area are familiar with the grasses that grow well in the different lawn settings.  Full-sun large lawns, north-sloping lawns under large trees, partially shaded patio lawns - e…Read More