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Pests and Diseases

  • How to work with nature to control pests and diseases, and enjoy a healthier garden and harvest.
  • A list of flowering plants that slugs don't like.
  • How to identify yellow jackets, honeybees, bumblebees and other stinging insects. Techniques for preventing problems.
  • How to keep your houseplants healthy and pest-free.
  • Mid- to late summer is the time plant diseases become noticeable in gardens and landscapes. Some of the most common diseases found on flowers the home garden include powdery mildew, gray mold (Botrytis), and black spot.
  • How to keep lily leaf beetles from destroying your lilies.
  • Getting fruit flies out of the kitchen takes a bit of persistence, but it isn’t difficult and doesn’t require any pesticides.
  • What is a nature-loving, generally peaceful soul to do when voles, woodchucks, squirrels, gophers, rabbits, moles, and other furry little mammals wreak havoc on our gardens?
  • Techniques for repelling deer.
  • Why do most New Year's resolutions focus on things you should do, and not things you want to do? Instead, we decided to come up with some garden resolutions that you'll want to keep!
  • For most of us, mosquitoes and other insect pests are mere annoyances, but sometimes they pose real threats.
  • Controlling bunnies with fences, repellents and other techniques.
  • Identifying the problem is the first step in finding an earth-friendly way to reduce the damage caused by garden foes. Our directory features the most common causes of garden problems.
  • There are lots of great reasons to make your yard and garden more welcoming to birds. But here's one more: pest control!
  • What's wrong with my tomatoes? Learn how to diagnose and treat tomato problems.
  • Gardeners have questions — and we have answers. You'll find some of the most frequently asked questions answered here.
  • How to trap troublesome animal pests.
  • Fencing is the only sure-fire way to keep wild and domestic animals out of a prized garden.
  • After reading reviews of how our customers are using our Border Fence, we were inspired to share some of them with you.
  • This guide will help you enjoy being outdoors, even during mosquito season.
  • This guide will help you control Japanese beetles in your yard and garden.
  • Tips for keeping squirrels away.
  • What to do when your plant looks sick.
  • How can you prevent Tomato Blight? Unfortunately, there's no silver bullet for Late Blight. The most important thing you can do: be alert, be prepared.
  • Most garden visitors -- more than 95 percent -- are either beneficial or benign.
  • If you want to avoid using broad-spectrum poisons in your garden, the key to success is taking time to observe and try to understand what’s really going on. It’s the single most important action you can take.
  • Sometimes when plants look sick or appear to be under attack by insects, the symptoms are actually a sign that the plant is being stressed by environmental factors. Here are some common symptoms of stress and the conditions that cause them.
  • If you're trying to keep birds from your crops, any scare device will work for a few days. But the most effective technique is exclusion.
  • Autumn temperatures send mice scurrying to warmer places, such as homes. The key to keeping them out? Change the habitat to make it less mouse-friendly.
  • Though we seek black-and-white answers for gardening questions, the truth is often a gray area. Most answers begin with the words, "It depends …."
  • To help ensure your success with roses, we've gathered some new rose care products and some long-time customer favorites to help you get the most from your roses.

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