Finding the right grass for your lawn

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

White Grubs, Moles, and Japanese Beetles, Oh My!

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!

Managing Minty Mayhem in the Lawn and Garden

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