Sooner or later, winter will be over. It has been a long one, but the weather will be better. Certainly you have already thought of getting outside and working on your garden or other parts of your yard.
It has been a long one, but sooner or later winter will be over. And just as the seasons change, so do your gardening practices and expectations. Your home landscape can easily be adapted to suit your budget, spare time, tastes and trends.
Spring gardening chores for a happy and healthy garden and lawn.
Once the snow starts to melt and the temperatures begin to warm, many of us will be eager to plant grass seed to fill in bare spots or repair grass damaged during the winter. One key to success is to purchase quality grass seed. In addition to obtaining seed produced by a reputable company, we can also look at the label on the package to verify that it meets certain standards.
When spring is finally upon us, our thoughts turn to the emergence of perennial bulbs and flowers in the garden, as well as the dormant grass “greening up” for the season. But in containers, “spring green” can mean something totally different.
This year in Pennsylvania, Arbor Day is April 25, which is the fourth Friday in April. It is a perfect time to add a tree to your landscape or to become involved in a community tree planting project.
It is snowing again on this February day. The temperature is a balmy 28° (I say balmy, because at this point anything above 10° is balmy). It’s difficult to write an article for spring when the weather is below freezing, but then, visions of seedlings begin dancing in my head. I did a little research and found some fun seed-starting ideas.
One of the many benefits of having your own garden is the opportunity to plant a variety of tomatoes. When choosing, it is important to be aware of the basic tomato types.
Dolomedes tenebrosus is commonly called the fishing spider. What comes to mind when hearing this common name is that they live near water, right? Not so with this species of the fishing spider. Its preferred habitat is a wooded area, which may or may not have a water source nearby.
Growing your own strawberries is one of the most rewarding gardening activities.
Cole crops are the family of vegetables that include broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, and kale...
Winter can be hard to bear...
Are you looking for something to do now that the holiday season is over?
Good preparation goes a long way toward ensuring a successful garden...
It is a well-worn trend to start any new year with resolutions: things we want to do, should do, and even some bad habits we want to break...
The 2014 garden catalogs are beginning to arrive. Here are a few recommendations that will give you the best outcome...
Some people think it is wasteful and harmful to the environment when Americans cut down and use 30 million live trees to celebrate Christmas.
Two very common pantry pests that we have here in NEPA are the cigarette beetle (Lasioderma serricorne) and the drugstore beetle (Stegobium paniceum).
Each time I go along my driveway, I pass a stately large Fraser Fir that is a reminder of the first Christmas spent in our new home. The tree was only 4 ½ feet high when planted, but throughout the years has become a featured specimen in our landscape. If this is something you think you would enjoy, a little planning ahead will help ensure success and is well worth the effort.