Natural Pesticide: First Saturday Lime

First Saturday Lime

Garden Pest Defender aims to help you keep pests from invading your garden. However, we prefer to do it in an eco-friendly way. The fine folks at First Saturday Lime have similar goals and a great lineup of related products. You might not like specific insects to be in your garden, but there’s plenty of … Read more

Grubs: Every Gardener’s Worst Nightmare

When you have worked so hard to create a beautiful lawn, it is always hard to accept that there will be problems along the way. Suddenly you see brown patches that were not there earlier. What could be causing such an issue? You water your lawn frequently but the brown patches never go away. There … Read more

Dampwood Termites: Defend Yourself!

dampwood termites

The dampwood or Termopsidae termite is the largest of all the termite species. It ranges in size from 1/3 inch to over a ½ inch in some cases. Due to its large size, it causes more damage to wood and wood structures than its cousins, the subterranean and drywood termites, and is a serious economic … Read more

Protect Your Fruit From Moth Infestations

codling moth

It’s one of the most frustrating situations to encounter: You work hard in your garden to yield a crop that will feed you and your family, and just as suddenly as the fruit blossomed and yielded a plentiful harvest after the moths come and eat away at it. Can you stop this? Not everyone wants … Read more

3 Unique Ways To Control Garden Pests

control garden pests

Garden pests can be pretty nasty. They’ll come into your space when you least expect it and start to slowly destroy your plants. Sometimes your plant beds can even be dug up. It seems as if all of the slugs and snails are mounting on full-scale attacks to only leave your plants in tatters once … Read more

Top 10 Plants That Repel Mosquitoes

plants that repel mosquitos

We all know that mosquitoes can be a great nuisance, especially with this warm weather. The good news, however, is that apart from chemicals, there are plants you can use to keep mosquitoes away from your home. Here are top 10 plants that repel mosquitoes! Citronella This plant happens to be the most common ingredient … Read more

Spotted Wing Drosophila Fly

You may not remember all the way back to the start of this growing season, but the government warned us early to watch out for some serious pestering by the spotted wing drosophila fly. That’s the invasive vinegar fly that’s been causing trouble ever since it was first spotted in California in 2008. It’s been a … Read more

Checking Trees for Gypsy Moth Cocoons

Introduced to the United States as a part of a silk-making experiment in 1869, the Gypsy moth is the European nuisance called out for being one of our most devastating forest pests. The males are brown with dark brown patterns on their wings while the females are off-white with dark saw tooth patterns on their … Read more