• Tools & Chemicals

    Pre-emergent – When To Apply

    Many garden tasks can be done almost any time. I’ve transplanted shrubs in July and in…

  • Insects & Animals

    Venomous (Poisonous) Caterpillars – Photos

    Several kinds of venomous caterpillars are commonly seen in late summer – early fall. They are…

  • Lawn Care

    Lawn – Watering Correctly

    Your goal is for the lawn to receive enough water to keep the soil slightly moist…


Recent posts

  • Lawn Care

    Other beetles caught in Asian ambrosia beetle trap; timing the spray

    Q: Is it correct to say that if a Fruit-tree Pinhole Borer beetle (Xyleborinus saxesenii) found…

  • Lawn Care

    Protecting Hydrangeas from cold

    I use black (not clear) plastic to cover my shrubs when cold emergencies loom. Clear plastic…

  • Insects & Animals

    Why applying systemic insecticide to the base of a tree works

    Question from Walter: It is my understanding that most of a tree’s feeder roots are pretty…

  • Nuts

    Pecan Trees Dropping Nuts Early

    Q: I have several pecan trees around me, and for the last two years, they have…

  • Vines

    Jasmine Vine Dying

    Q: We have a Confederate jasmine vine growing up both sides and over our front door….

  • Outdoor Flowers & Foliage

    Wrinkled Branches On Tea Olive Plant

    Q: My tea olive plant is six feet tall and well-established. Recently limbs have developed wrinkled…

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