Mother Nature doesn’t use a spade. That is why ‘no-till’ or ‘no-dig’ gardening is gaining popularity among so many gardeners across the world.
Insects are responsible for one out of every three bites of food. But because they are inconspicuous, small, and hard to track, the fear that there might be far fewer than before comes gradually.
Mulch keeps the soil moist, keeps weeds at bay, and helps produce healthier plants that require less maintenance.
If you’re growing tomatoes, you’re going to have to face this question sooner or later: to prune or not to prune? There are certain advantages and disadvantages to pruning. The best way for you to decide is to weigh the pros and cons. Tomato plants, when left to just grow by themselves, will grow into […]
Grubs are small, worm-like insects. They’re the larvae of most beetles and their presence is a problem for most gardeners. As they grow, they eat grass roots which cause the grass to die. This can cause brown patches on the lawn – an unsightly sight, if I may say so. If you’re having a grub […]
Pests are every gardener’s nightmare. Sometimes, no matter how hard you try to take really good care of your gardens, these pesky little creatures still manage to find their way into them. If you’re faced with an insect problem, identify them first and then look for a solution. Aphids, for instance, are a pain. They’re […]
Weeds sure know how to mess up a pretty, well-manicured lawn. Despite your lawn care regimen, weeds are bound to turn up somewhere. It’s very frustrating. Sure, you can always pull them out but sooner or later, they’ll grow back again. So what do you do? Weed killers. Synthetic weed killers contain harmful chemicals that […]
Growing your own vegetables is a great way of ensuring you get fresh produce when you need them. Additionally, because you cared for them yourself, you know what went into growing them – no synthetic insecticides that are harmful to health. Part of taking care of your plants is making sure that they’re pest-free. But […]
Mosquitoes, more often than not, act as a disease carrier. In fact, some of the most dangerous health conditions are caused by a mosquito bite. Examples include malaria, dengue, yellow fever, tularemia, and certain types of encephalitis. As always, prevention is better than cure. Aside from getting rid of mosquito breeding places, you can also […]
Our elderly neighbors knocked on our doors one early morning, asking for help. They discovered a nest of yellow jackets in their backyard and their grandchildren are coming over the following week. They didn’t want to expose the kids to the said insects. Yellow jackets are dangerous. They are more aggressive compared to other stinging […]