Let’s get some compost going for Spring!

Let’s get some compost going for Spring!

Creating a compost heap is essential to the health and quality of a garden. So if you’re thinking of growing a garden in the spring, the time to start is NOW! Luckily for you, it’s a relatively easy process. We’ll help you out! Here’s how to go...
Interesting Turf Grass !

Interesting Turf Grass !

Did you know there is 46.5 million acres of turfgrass in the USA ? That is 21% of the total agricultural acreage ! Last year homeowners spent over $6.4 Billion on their lawns.   And what about those lawns ?   Well , around here Bermuda reins supreme with Zoysia coming...
How NOT to lose a tree to ice damage

How NOT to lose a tree to ice damage

This is how to save a tree after an ice storm.  Granted, sometimes the tree is a wreck and you loose this awesome asset BUT some trees like the Bradford Pear in the video , even though it was a “stump” recovered and is now an attractive shade tree. So why...
Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Pest Threats to Humans ! AAARGH !!!

Which pests are posing significant health threats to Humans this Summer ?  This question was posed to Dr. Stuart Mitchell and he replied the following.  ” We tend to overlook the backboned critters. However, the risk to health from exposure is sometimes...
Pollinator Garden Tips !

Pollinator Garden Tips !

So you want to create a pollinator garden ?  It’s a great way to help the local native bee population by providing easy-to-find and diverse sources of pollen and nectar.  Below are 8-tips to help your pollinator garden bee a success with the bee crowd ! (yes,...
Tent Caterpillar  ! ?

Tent Caterpillar ! ?

While out and about yesterday the number of tent caterpillar/webworm sightings were up , way up.  You will notice the “bags of worms” in several trees.   They are common in Black Walnut , Sweet Gum , Persimmon and other fruit and nut bearing trees as well...
Lawn Disease -Argh!!!

Lawn Disease -Argh!!!

Of all lawn-damaging pests, fungus diseases are some of the most difficult to tame.  There are literally hundreds of diseases that can infect your lawn. Some are relatively harmless while others can take a lawn out quickly. This stuff can travel on your mower , kids...
Bad News Grubs !

Bad News Grubs !

White Grubs show up in well-kept lawns for one reason !  To fatten themselves up by eating  the roots of your grass. Grubs feed underground and out of sight. They don’t really care if your grass dies in the process.  Let’s prevent (stop) these unwelcome...
Cool time, slow Bermuda !

Cool time, slow Bermuda !

Well gang , we are having another cool wet Spring.  Oh I’m not complaining too much as this fortells a milder Summer without 110 temps with high humidity we can see in late July and August ( don’t ya love it here ? ) BUT , what does this do to our warm and...
Food Mfg. Fears : Listeria

Food Mfg. Fears : Listeria

Well we have Listeria in the news again. What is Listeria ?  Listeria is a common bacteria that feeds off of organic soils , which in food facilities can be found trapped inside of coolers, chillers and drains(floor drains).  What is interesting here is Listeria will...

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