garden pest control

Some pests, such as the tomato homworm, can be picked off by hand; some, such as spider mites, can be washed off with a strong jet of water from the hose. A word on systemics: these are pesticides and fungicides which are taken up into the plant’s system, rendering the plant poisonous to all who would chew upon it (please note, parents whose small children have indiscriminate appetites). Systemics come in granules which you scratch into the ground under the plant, liquid you paint on the trunks of trees, and spray. These systemics are strongly advocated by many experts for use on deciduous trees andRead More →

Rainwater gutters are good method used to collect water from rooftops and channel it to storage containers and tanks for storage. Rainwater captured by the gutters can be used for domestic purposes such as irrigation toilet flushing and other house chores that require water. If well-treated, it can also be used as drinking water. The trapped water can also reduce the dependency of municipal water supply and reduce water bills. It can however be more effective in rainy climates than dry weather. There is a need to clean our gutters Can we depend on the water captured from our rooftops if our gutters aren’t clean?Read More →

Gardening is a passionate hobby that can be enjoyed regardless of changing seasons.it doesn’t matter whether rain or shine hot or cold there is beauty to be enjoyed in gardening. We have to take time to plant for winter effect, aswell assummer and there is no reason why our lawn and garden should lose its appealing beauty during the cold winter. Flowers may not be there during this cold season but we may be able to work with different colors to maintain the scenic beauty that once was. The snow covering the land scape in itself provides attractive scenery and how much more beauty canRead More →

There is an additional bonus besides the saving of money in the home vegetable garden cultivation. That is the tenderness and superb flavor of vegetables we harvest and prepare for table use when they are at their very best. Even if the cost were the same, we would happily work our own gardens because we know that those vegetables harvested in commercial fields, shipped to market and then used in the kitchen after a week (or more) has passed, simply cannot be compared in flavor and quality to those we harvest in our own gardens and eat the same day! For a continuous supply, theRead More →

When designing a garden, be it your home garden or are contracted to someone else’s garden, you want to get the best value for the money invested in it. The ornaments are as important as the structure of the garden. Many ornaments can be used in the garden. The most common ones are benches and sculptures. Benches These provide you with a place to not only sit but acts as an object that adds beauty to your garden. The design you chose should fit your style and comfort. There are a variety of benches that you can choose from. These are: Wood garden benches TheRead More →

Snowstorms, such as the one that hit the East Coast of the United States at the end of 2009, can wreck havoc on the landscape and flower gardens. Trees are broken and destroyed; bushes have suffered damage from heavy snows; perennials that were not cut back are frozen. As you survey the damage, you should realize that not everything is a negative. Following are just a few things to consider as you plan your cleanup strategy for when the weather warms. Fallen limbs If you do not already have a brush pile but have room for one in the back of your yard, I highlyRead More →