Category Archives: Pests & problems

Eliminating Dandelion From Your Lawn

Eliminating Dandelion From Your Lawn

Eliminating Dandelion From Your Lawn – As the weather warms up and the grass begins to grow dandelions seem to pop up everywhere. The word dandelion is an English word that is derived from the French name ‘dent de lion’. This means lion tooth which could refer to the fact that dandelions have coarsely tooth leaves. Some feel this pesky flower got its name because it is deeply rooted in the ground. These plants are useful in different ways but people still consider it a weed that spoils the look of their beautiful landscape.

Eliminating dandelions can be difficult because they can grow in even adverse circumstances. The seeds that they produce do not remain dormant very long and quickly germinate.

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden

Snakes In The Garden – To have a snake or two in the garden is good. Non-poisonous snakes, such as the common garter snakes, are beneficial creatures because they eat pest insects, mosquito larvae, slugs, snails, crickets, rats, mice, voles and even other snakes which may be poisonous.

But if you really don’t want snakes in your garden, here are a few tips to eliminate them without hurting or killing them:

– Keep the lawn neatly cut and clean. Be careful using weed eaters because the sting from the fast moving string can kill them.

The Clovers

The Clovers

Clover is a major headache for many lawn owners. During the dry days of midsummer the bright green patches stand out against the dull and pale grass. This patchy effect is an eyesore, and control was difficult until the discovery of the newer-type selective weedkillers.

The clovers you are most likely to see are white clover (Trifolium repens) and the smaller yellow-flowering species known as lesser trefoil. As with all clovers, they are encouraged by both water shortage and nitrogen shortage. So wherever clover is a problem you should feed with a nitrogen-rich fertilizer every spring – never use a phosphate- or potash-rich fertilizer at the start of the season.

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects

Protect Your Vegetable Garden From The Harmful Insects -The harmful insects will eat your vegetables, destroy the stems, tear up the leaves and even worse, bore themselves into the plants you are trying to grow. You can arm yourself to protect your vegetable garden if you can identify them and come up with a remedy before the harmful insect problem turns into a complete infestation. Here are four common harmful insects that you will encounter in most home vegetable gardens.

To better protect your vegetables in your garden from harmful insects, it is best to know what they are so you can plan out your attack and prevention. These are just 4 of the many you will encounter. Take the necessary steps to start protecting your harvest today.

Organic Weed Prevention

Organic Weed Prevention

Organic Weed Prevention – Organic weed prevention is an alternative to conventional gardening. But, the question of why should you do organic is still up in the air.

Garden is a beautiful thing to have. Aside from the fact that it adds splendor to your place, it too provides an area for rest and refreshment. Likewise, a vegetable garden is also beneficial. Not only can it offer additional income, it can also improve your family’s health. There are many reasons why you would want to have garden in your yard. It doesn’t matter what kind, as long as it has the things that you want from it. Yet again, although you have succeeded in having an attractive lawn, you could encounter some problems.

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants?

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants?

What Factors Might Be Harmful For Your Plants? Growing a beautiful and a fruitful garden requires more than just a green thumb. Plant growth depends on so many different factors. Some of the most important ones are age of the vegetation, climatic conditions, habits of vegetation, season etc. Growing of the vegetation is a complex procedure.

Damaging of the roots is the major reasons why the plants do not grow up till their maximum capability. The cold dry weather is a major plant growth inhibitor. It damages your plants to a great extent.