When To Apply A Pesticide Spray: Controlling Pests In The Garden

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...]

What Is Bacillus Thuringiensis, How Do You Use It In The Garden?

Bacillus Thuringiensis (Bt) is a very safe and very effective, all-natural pesticide that helps control your caterpillar problem without harming your friendly fauna. In this article, we will share … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Get Rid Of Large Tomato Hornworm Caterpillars

Tomato hornworms are a very common caterpillar in North America. They eat a wide variety of popular veggie plants including members of the Hemlock family, such as: Tomato Potato Pepper … [Read more...]

How To Attract Beneficial Insects With Plants

When you hear the word "insects" do you like many gardeners immediately want to run for the bug spray and pest control? Not all bugs are bad. In fact, there are some plants to consider growing to … [Read more...]

Lace Bugs: What Are They And How To Get Rid Of Them

Do your plants suffer from the plague of lace bugs? If you notice reddish-orange spots on the undersides of some of the leaves of your shrubs and trees - probably! These very small insects are … [Read more...]

Wetting Agents: How to Use Surfactants In The Yard & Garden

If you're new to gardening, you may not know of wetting agents (a.k.a.: spreader stickers or surfactants). If so, you may find yourself pleasantly surprised to know just how much energy, time and … [Read more...]

What Is Crown Rot And How To Treat It

Most experienced gardeners are aware of crown rot, even if they have never experienced its destructive effect on their plants. The crown rot condition is caused by a fungus already existing in the … [Read more...]

What Is A Flea Beetle And How To Control Them In The Garden

Let's face it, the flea beetle and growing vegetables go hand in hand. Every garden is alive with insects of all types. In many cases, they are very welcome additions to your plants by providing … [Read more...]

How To On Mosquitos – Bite Prevention & Remedies

Mosquitos have ruined more than one gardening day for many of us. Plus those little buggers seem to signal me out. I look like I'm doing some new kind of "slap dance" when they attack! Then of … [Read more...]