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Five reasons not to feed the deer Blog Image
Five reasons not to feed the deer

I’m gong to talk about a subject that might be touchy to some animal lovers. There are a lot of...

What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels Blog Image
What not to do (as well as what works) when you have ground squirrels

We had a ground squirrel on the loose the other day reminding me that a good baby season for them...

Mole crickets are a real thing Blog Image
Mole crickets are a real thing

Leave it up to my sister-in-law to come through with some interesting garden pests. This weekend...

The great blister beetle mystery Blog Image
The great blister beetle mystery

We have a blister beetle mystery. A friend purchased a bale of alfalfa hay, and it seems there were...

How to choose beautiful flowers for your garden that the deer won’t eat. Blog Image
How to choose beautiful flowers for your garden that the deer won’t eat.

It’s the time of year when people are trying to plant a flower garden that won’t be decimated by...

How to teach your kids about the birds, bees, and every other insect in the garden Blog Image
How to teach your kids about the birds, bees, and every other insect in the garden

The boys caught an antlion so you can imagine the excitement level around here. For those who are...

Choose native shrubs to avoid insect pest problems Blog Image
Choose native shrubs to avoid insect pest problems

If you want a low-fuss landscape where you don’t have to worry as much about pest problems, look to...

Keep nesting materials natural for the birds Blog Image
Keep nesting materials natural for the birds

It’s so nice to have the birds singing and engaged in the business of nest making. Watching them...

How to raise your own praying mantises Blog Image
How to raise your own praying mantises

A couple of months ago Sam purchased an ootheca, the egg sac of a praying mantis, for a speech...

Spring feeding and pest control in the lawn Blog Image
Spring feeding and pest control in the lawn

Happy first day of spring! We had temperatures over 70 degrees over the weekend, and while I should...

Troubleshooting your seedling problems Blog Image
Troubleshooting your seedling problems

This is the time of the year when people sometimes wonder whether starting their own seedlings is...

Keeping your peas pest and disease free Blog Image
Keeping your peas pest and disease free

St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, which is when a number of gardeners traditionally plant their...