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 →