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African Violet

African Violet Care

African Violets are arguably the best houseplants for reblooming and adding color to the indoors.  Plant breeders have also created lots of exciting colors, flower shapes, and even variegated leaves for this old favorite.  African violets are generally forgiving if…

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Fungus Gnat

Fungus Gnats

Fungus Gnats are tiny insects that live in the soil of houseplants. Their larva feed on plant roots and the adults can be a nuisance when they fly around the plants. However, they don't bite humans. They are fairly easy…

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Fertilome Tree and Shrub Food

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs

Fertilizing trees and shrubs is an important step in maintaining their health and promoting vigorous growth. While these plants are relatively low-maintenance, providing them with the right nutrients at the right time can help them thrive and withstand environmental stress.…

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Ferli•lome winterizer

Winterizing Lawns

Fall is the best time to fertilize fescue lawns. During the fall, fescue grass uses fertilizer to develop a stronger root system and store energy for the following year. A lawn adequately fed in the fall will be healthier and…

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tulip

Bulbs – how to plant

Spring bulbs are some of the first and brightest plants to bloom after winter.  Adding this fresh touch to the landscape is a fairly simple investment and can last years, depending on the species of the bulb.  Daffodils, tulips, crocus,…

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Henbit

Henbit and Chickweed

Henbit and chickweed are two weeds with very similar lifecycles and methods for control. While they can show up in shrub beds, they are more of a concern in the lawn. Henbit is the showier of the two with obvious…

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Brown Recluse Spider

Controlling Spiders

Spiders can be beneficial in many situations since they eat several other insects. Unfortunately, some are also very venomous to humans, and they are also unwelcome indoors and around our landscapes, where we might run into their webs. Our area's…

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Borers

Borers can refer to a number of insects with a larva that feeds inside the bark of our trees and large shrubs. Borers are most often beetles but can also be clear-winged moths as in the case of the lilac-ash…

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Tree Roots in the Lawn

Tree roots on the surface of the soil can often be unsightly and make mowing and maintaining a uniform lawn difficult. Homeowners often want to know if they can cut them off without damaging the tree. Unfortunately, the answer is…

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Red Yucca

Hot Gardens

There are lots of challenging conditions in landscaping and gardening. One of the most challenging is extreme heat. This condition can be created in areas surrounded by concrete and asphalt or buildings reflecting heat off their south or west sides.…

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