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How To Stop Asian Lady Beetles From Getting Inside Your Home!

Looking for a few tried and true methods to stop those pesky Asian lady beetles from getting inside your home this fall? You know, the ones that are often confused with the much more helpful ladybug. As the leaves start to turn and temperatures begin to dip in mid-Autumn, Asian lady beetles seemingly appear out …

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How To Save Potted Perennials Over Winter! Protecting Potted Plants

Looking for a way to protect and save your potted perennial plants from the cold, harsh winter months? Growing perennials in containers and hanging baskets is becoming more popular with each passing year. Whether it’s hostas, daylilies, ornamental grasses, evergreens or everbearing strawberries, not only can perennials provide big interest and color in their pots, …

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How To Use Stone As A Mulch – Where To Use It & Where Not To!

When it comes to using stone as a mulch in the landscape successfully, it all comes down to knowing where stone will work well, and where using it may cause more problems than it solves. Rock has become a popular choice in recent years for using as a mulch. It is certainly easy to see …

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How To Use Leaves To Power Your Garden & Flowerbeds This Fall!

There is no easier and more economical way to re-energize and power the soil and plants in your garden and flowerbeds this fall than with Autumn’s bounty of falling leaves! Although gathering, raking, piling and / or bagging up leaves can be a dreaded chore for many, all of those leaves can be an incredible …

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How To Use Pine Needles In Gardens & Flowerbeds – And Where Not To!

Can I use pine needles to mulch my garden and flowerbeds? Should I put them in my compost pile? Are pine needles safe to use around my vegetable plants? What about using them to protect perennials over the winter? When it comes to pine needles and how and where to use them in the landscape, …

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The Best Cover Crop For Raised Beds – Growing Oats!

If you are looking for the best cover crop for your raised beds this fall, look no further than growing oats! Not only are they easy to sow and grow, they are also an incredibly low cost way to help protect and re-energize your soil. One of the most difficult tasks for raised bed gardeners …

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Planting Tulip Bulbs In The Fall – How To Plant For Big Spring Blooms!

One of the best ways to create gorgeous early spring color in your flowerbeds is by planting tulip bulbs in the fall. Especially when you consider all of the amazing choices you now have when growing tulips! There is nothing quite like seeing the brilliant bloom of a tulip unfold after a long, bleak, colorless …

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How To Stop Mice From Getting Indoors – 3 Simple Secrets To Success!

Looking for a few simple ways to stop mice from getting inside your home, barn, shed, parked cars, tractor and everything else? Let’s face it, mice can cause a lot of damage! Not only are the tiny creatures a bit startling to find living among you and your belongings, they can destroy your property and …

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How To Mulch Flowerbeds In The Fall – And Why It’s So Important!

As crazy as it sounds, putting mulch down in your flowerbeds in the fall is actually more important than mulching your plants in the spring and early summer. Not so much for the looks, but for all the benefits it can bring for next year! Mulching flowerbeds before winter might seem a bit out of …

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Fall Daylily Care – What To Do With Your Daylilies In The Fall!

Autumn is in the air, and that means it is time for a little fall daylily care! Fall is not only a great time to clean up your daylilies and get them ready for winter – but also the perfect time to divide, split and transplant plants that have become too large for their space. …

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