Read article: Annual Bluegrass, a common garden weed
Annual Bluegrass, a common garden weed
A couple of weeks ago I was working in a food donation garden, prepping raised beds in anticipation of planting early spring crops. Some of the...
Read article: Autumn allergies: don’t blame goldenrod
Autumn allergies: don’t blame goldenrod
As the growing season draws to an end, temperatures cool, woody plants prepare for dormancy, and we enjoy the last blooms of the season. For many of...
Read article: Bermudagrass: You either love it or hate it
Bermudagrass: You either love it or hate it
Unlike the other plants in my garden, turf grass has always struggled to get my attention. Compared to my knowledge of food crops and herbaceous...
Read article: Choose your garden tools to fit your needs
Choose your garden tools to fit your needs
Evidently every day this summer I deemed too hot to work in the garden was just another day for the weeds to celebrate and use their heat-miser...
Read article: Lawn Care and Pollinators
Lawn Care and Pollinators
Greening spring lawns are a welcome sign to many of us, but they are also a sign of yardwork to come for the rest of the growing season. The desire...
Read article: Knowing poisonous plants can save a life
Knowing poisonous plants can save a life
Know which plants are dangerous and protect your family, pets, and animals. There are...
Read article: Poison hemlock toxicity risk and control
Poison hemlock toxicity risk and control
Poison hemlock (Conium maculatum) has received a lot of attention lately, with reports of expanding populations statewide...
Read article: Crabgrass: annual weed, perennial problem
Crabgrass: annual weed, perennial problem
Crabgrass may be an annual grassy weed, but it certainly seems to be perennial problem for homeowners. Preventing it every spring can be done, but...
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