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How to Tell if You Have a Grub Problem

If you’ve spent any time outside this summer, you know that insects are everywhere. Most insects are beneficial or harmless to us, our lawns and our landscapes. Of all the insects though, few are as despised or well-known as Japanese beetles and their counterparts Masked Shaffer, European Shaffer, Oriental Garden Beetle, and others. These summertime…

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Are Organic Fertilizers Always Better?

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What is organic fertilizer? According to Wikipedia, an organic fertilizer is “derived from animal matter, human excreta, or vegetable matter, (e.g. compost, manure).” Organic fertilizers need to come from natural sources that supply plants with the macronutrients Nitrogen (N), Phosphorous (P), and Potassium (K). Consider: Animal matter/waste can come from manure, chicken/turkey litter and fish…

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Safely Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

Pollination is a fundamental part of a healthy ecosystem. Some plants are self-pollinated, some are wind-pollinated, and a large majority requires help from pollinators in order to fully blossom. Unfortunately, evidence hints at diminished populations of pollinators, due to a variety of possible explanations, but primarily linked to habitat loss and non-diverse pollen sources that…

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Water Conservation Tips To Remember This Summer

Summer is swiftly approaching. This means that flowers are blossoming (and unfortunately weeds) and that color has been restored to your lawns and gardens. With hotter months around the corner, the unfortunate drought plaguing many states, and outdoor water use increasing in the summer, conservation of the precious natural resource is vital to all communities….

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