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Dandelions

Dandelions

No lawn weed is more recognized than the Dandelion. They are relatively easy to control as long as they are treated at the right time. You will get the best control by spraying in October or November. The next best…

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Lawn Overseeding

Determine the size of lawn to be overseeded. Fescue lawns should be overseeded at a rate of 4-6 pounds per 1000 square feet. Choose a quality grass seed such as Gard'n-wise Premium Fescue blend. Cheap seed often contains weed and…

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Little Barley Grass

Grassy Weeds in Lawns

Grassy weeds in the lawn are notoriously hard to control. Since our turf grasses are grasses themselves, chemical controls are limited. A full, healthy lawn is always the first defense against weeds. Chemical control methods depend on whether the weed…

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Pear Rust

Pear Rust

Homeowners often want to know why their ornamental pear trees have yellow to brown spots on the leaves. These leaf spots are caused by cedar-hawthorn rust. It is a fungal disease similar to cedar apple rust that occurs on crabapples,…

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Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar Apple Rust

Junipers often have brown growths that look a little like human brains on their needles. These are one stage of cedar-apple rust, which is a fungus. After the spring rains, the fungus will be covered in orange tentacle-like growths that…

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Crabapple Sargent

Trees for Small Spaces

Small spaces in the landscape create an extra challenge for gardeners and landscapers who want to plant a tree. Whether you're looking at a small front yard tree or a tiny ornamental by a front door, planting the correct tree…

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Aphids

Aphid Control

Aphids are small, soft insects with sucking mouthparts. They come in a variety of colors and can attack a wide variety of plants as well. They are generally found under leaves and on tender new stems, often in colonies. The…

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Iron Chlorosis

Pin oaks, birches, and certain maples are prone to a problem called iron chlorosis. Iron chlorosis is a condition caused by the inability of certain trees to uptake iron when soil PH is too high. It shows in the foliage…

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Tomato

Growing Tomatoes

Here are a few tips for growing the best tomatoes. 1. Before planting, improve your soil by mixing Cotton Boll Compost into your existing soil. 2. Set the plant slightly deeper than the container. 3. Water with a starter solution…

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Butterfly On Flower

Attracting Butterflies

When planning to attract butterflies to your garden, it is important to remember the following requirements: 1. Butterflies linger in sunny places! They are "cold blooded" and require warmth to be active. 2. Butterflies linger in places protected from the…

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