Delaware County Master Gardener Program
Delaware County Master Gardener News
Sign-Up for the Delaware County Garden Contest
May 20, 2015Now in its 25th year, the 2015 Garden Contest is open to all residents and community groups that reside in Delaware County, PA. The contest aims to spotlight the skills and handiwork of home and community gardeners who help to beautify Delaware County.
Delaware County Master Gardeners at Linvilla Orchards
April 24, 2015Just in time for the gardening season, The Master Gardeners of Delaware County will be at Linvilla Orchards every Saturday in May.
Thousand cankers disease quarantine area expanded in Southeast PA
July 29, 2014The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently announced that they are expanding the quarantine area in Southeast PA for thousand cankers disease of black walnut.
Resource for Tracking Growing Degree Days & Emerald Ash Borer
March 28, 2012This is a great tool to use when monitoring for any turf or landscape pests.
Shasta Daisies and Goldenrod Aren't Causing Your Customers' Allergies
September 20, 2011Compared to trees, grasses and weeds, members of the daisy family such as sunflowers and goldenrod aren't significant causes of hayfever.
Plant It Right for Healthier, Long-Lived Plants
May 14, 2015The future success of any new landscape plantings depends heavily on whether or not you plant them correctly. Improperly planted plants are far less able to cope with adverse conditions such as disease, insect attack, and drought. Trees are much less forgiving than perennials, but proper planting techniques apply generally to all plants.
Don’t Over Fertilize Your Lawn this Spring!
May 11, 2015As spring temperatures warm up, many of us begin to think about yard work and greening up that dormant winter lawn.
Canada Thistle: Bane of Gardeners
May 9, 2015Weeds are a big problem in the garden. They compete with desirable plants for water and nutrients, and they often harbor pests and disease. They also detract from the beauty of the garden. I’m fairly diligent about weeding, and I utilize mulch to reduce the number of weeds present, but our sun-drenched yard encourages their germination and propagation. And so I weed – a lot.
Oh No! You Have Clay Soil
May 9, 2015What can you do if you have clay soil? First of all run over those leaves in the fall with your lawn mower and then spread them around where you want better soil. Amending the clay soil with organic matter improves drainage, retains moisture and improves soil texture.
The Lawn Corner: Chinch Bugs
May 9, 2015With warmer weather quickly arriving, it will not be long before all types of insects start to appear. Though most of these insects are beneficial or little more than a passing nuisance, the hairy chinch bug can spend the summer severely damaging even the healthiest home lawn.