And this is where a lot of people mess up. I have lots of people call me each year, bemoaning the fact that they can’t get grass to grow in their yard. They often ask what is wrong, what they need to add or spray to make it work. Continue reading Finding the right grass for your lawn
The phone rings. I answer. The person on the other end starts complaining about a small furry creature wreaking havoc in their lawn or landscape. They know what it is, or at least they think they do. They think they have moles. They just want me to tell them how to control it. That’s when I have to put the conversation in reverse and start … Continue reading White Grubs, Moles, and Japanese Beetles, Oh My!
All the hype around the Kentucky Derby this past week got me thinking about mint. Why mint? Well, the mint julep, a sweet combination of mint and bourbon, is the official drink of the derby. While the drink may be traditional at the Kentucky Derby, it got its start as a medical concoction in the Virginias. Its first recorded debut as a drink at a … Continue reading Managing Minty Mayhem in the Lawn and Garden
As we progress further into the cool, crisp days of autumn, it is time to turn our attention to preparing the garden for the winter to come and even look forward to next year’s garden. By preparing, you can conserve resources and energy for next year’s gardening season. This week, I’ll talk about a few things you can do to enjoy the garden in the … Continue reading Fall tasks are at hand
September means cool evenings, colorful trees, football and shorter days. September also means that it is the best time to take care of your lawn or establish a new one. Many of the questions I receive concern which type of grass is best for the lawn and the best schedule for care. So this week, let’s take a little time to get some lawn details … Continue reading New lawn? What type of grass is best?
Sometimes it seems like there is just this one weed that has to ruin everything. It grows out of control, ruining the aesthetic of your lawn, landscape or garden. It outcompetes the things you actually want to grow. It looks horrible and grows way too fast to keep under control. I know that some people don’t mind weeds, or even appreciate them (many are tasty … Continue reading What weeds are telling you