Tick Tick Talk

Most ticks aren’t infected with diseases they can vector to humans, but some are definite health risks, making it important to get any tick off of you – properly.
Japanese Beetles To Bag or Not to Bag?

Japanese beetle bags dot the lawns of many American homes. But are they actually helping to fight the battle against this pest or encouraging more problems?
Preparing the Landscape for a Hurricane


It’s that time of year when hurricanes are on the minds of everyone living in southern coastal areas. While taking care of the yard isn’t a top priority when a strong storm is bearing down, there are some things you can do to protect your home and garden before a hurricane hits. These long-term practices – and last-minute preparations – may help minimize some of the damage that Mother Nature dishes out.

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Bottle Watering Garden Through Drought

Conserving water is important, especially in times of drought. Fortunately, limiting water use doesn’t mean you can’t garden at all. You just need to rethink how you do it.
Spider Mite Spot the Spider Mite

The two-spotted spider mite is an eight-legged pest that plagues many summer plants. Learn how to identify this unwanted guest and how to manage it, should it come calling.
Sooty Mold The Dirt on Sooty Mold

Sooty mold is an unsightly fungus that covers indoor and outdoor plants. Learn all about this nuisance, including what it looks like, what causes it and how to get rid of it.