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Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Crop Rotation Tips

If you have a vegetable garden or otherwise grow annual plants, a one-time proven cultural method for preventing disease …

Black Eyed Susan

Drought Tolerant Black Eyed Susan

A native plant selection, Black Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta is technically an annual plant starting from seed each year in the …

Garden broccoli

Planting Cool Season Vegetables

Something most people don’t realize is that many of the crops we call “cool season” vegetables are actually biannual …

Lawn spreader

Fertilize Your Summer Lawn

When it comes to lawns, in our area we grow warm season grasses. They should probably be called hot …

Hydration in the garden

Signs of Heat Exhaustion

It’s acutely hot outside during the month of July and not something to be trifled with. I was reminded …

Mowing the lawn

Summer Lawn Mowing Tips

If we keep getting rain a couple times each week, we shouldn’t have to run the irrigation system to …

Plant It Forward

Donate Your Extra Produce

Share your garden harvest on Saturdays for those in need. “Plant It Forward” as summer vegetables are ripe for the …

Little lime hydrangea

Irrigating Tree and Shrub Beds

Trees and shrubs need water too. In reality, they need just as much water as the lawn. However, most …

Lawn irrigation

Irrigation for a Healthy Lawn

Irrigating the lawn is something that is often either done too frequently or not at all. Studies have shown …

Pollinator in the flowers

Creating a Pollinator Garden

I read an article recently from National Wildlife Federation announcing that June is Pollinator Month. Of course, they were …

Fertilize Your Lawn Sign

Start Fertilizing Your Lawn

Although our lawns may have suffered a little setback from April frost, if they aren’t already completely greened up …

Cucumber

Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Hydrangea

Blooming Plant Gifts

Many people like to give live plants to their mothers for Mother’s Day so I did a little looking …

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Figure 1. Silverfish.

Silverfish and Firebrats

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology, behavior and management of silverfish infestations.

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