Try some organic methods to control weeds and pests in your garden—and to provide a healthy landscape for the insects and wildlife, too.
Campfire builders in the Midwest have been unwitting accomplices of this small dark green beetle, a native of Asia, which has killed more than 30 million ash trees.
Increase your knowledge of these tiny creatures.
Keeping houseplants free of mites can be a challenge, especially mite-prone plants such as ivy and palms.
Prevention is the best medicine for bronze birch borers. They are attracted to stressed trees, which are often planted in poor environments.
Bagworms are caterpillars that feed on both evergreens (junipers, pines, spruce, fir, and others) and deciduous trees and shrubs (black locust, maples, sweet gum, sycamore, and others).
Though it can occur any time, early blight usually appears shortly after fruit set, when the first tiny tomatoes begin to enlarge.
Bindweed is tough to get rid of once it’s established.
Add color, texture, and weed-control with the right mulch.
The old line about poison ivy (“leaves of three, let it be”) is a useful way to remember what not to touch on your next foray into the overgrown patch at the back of the garden.