What You Need To Know About Verticillium Wilt Of Trees & Shrubs

Many arborists are puzzled and plagued by the presence of Verticillium wilt in their woody ornamental trees and shrubs. This devastating condition is caused by two forms of soil borne fungi: … [Read more...]

7 Ways: How To Control Colorado Potato Bugs and Beetles

If you're trying to grow potatoes (or any member of the hemlock family) one of the most often encountered problems is the Colorado potato bug or beetle. Larva and adults beetles prey upon potato … [Read more...]

How To Deal With Saddleback Caterpillars In Your Garden

Caterpillars can be pests in the garden, but did you know they can be dangerous. Some types of caterpillars like the Saddleback caterpillar (Acharya stimulea) have spines that can inflict a nasty … [Read more...]

Weed Killer Sprayer – Should You Have One?

Many homeowners wonder if they should have a weed sprayer like this one for weed control on the lawn, in landscape beds, along fence lines or in driveways and walkways. The answer is YES - it's a … [Read more...]

Best Backpack Sprayers For 2017: Your Guide To Sprayer Selection & Use

Being able to treat individual plants allows gardeners and farmers the ability to apply a wide variety of chemicals, insecticides and supplements in a targeted manner. For this purpose, a backpack … [Read more...]

How To Control The Caterpillars Eating Your Garden

Caterpillars represent the immature (larval) life-stage of moths and butterflies. Of course, butterflies are very desirable, beneficial insects and we don't want to kill butterfly caterpillars. The … [Read more...]

Green Lacewings: How To Use Them For Garden Pest Control

Green lacewings are small, delicate insects and members of the group of insects termed as "net-winged." There are many different species of these dainty green creatures which you'll find in all … [Read more...]

13 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

Love being outdoors but sick of those annoying blood-sucking mosquitoes? Put down the sprays and nets, here are thirteen different plants you can grow that’ll help keep the mosquitoes away. Bug … [Read more...]

When Should A Pesticide Be Applied To Control A Pest?

Before applying a pesticide spray to control those garden pests - STOP! Few gardeners realize the close connection between temperatures and the appearance of garden pests. It would seem that Mother … [Read more...]

What Are June Bugs & How Can You Control Them?

In the springtime you may notice large numbers of brown and iridescent green beetles around your lawn and garden. These are June bugs. The brown variety are usually present in greater numbers, while … [Read more...]