Garden Pest Solutions

Discover how to keep your garden growing by getting rid of the pests with these tips and ideas.

Expert advice for controlling bagworms

Sound advice from our Earl May Experts on controlling bagworms: Hand-picking is the best way to control light infestations on small plants during the dormant season. Destroy bags by burning or by crushing. If bags containing larvae are discarded on the ground, the larvae may return to the host plants. Plan to apply insecticides to [...]

Solutions for Japanese Beetles

Be prepared!  The Japanese Beetle has been spotted in in the Midwest. Japanese Beetles are not picky about what they eat and can cause a great deal of damage in a short period of time.  They chew on almost 300 different varieties of plants.  Some favorites include asparagus, fruit trees, raspberries, grapes, maple trees, birch [...]

Best Control For Creeping Charlie

Creeping Charlie…Ground Ivy…Stupid Weed!  Whatever you want to call it, it’s annoying, and worse yet, it creeps.  And it creeps quickly.  Today it’s a small weed, tomorrow it’s everywhere! Creeping Charlie (officially called Ground Ivy) is a vine that grows close to the ground and produces tiny purple flowers. It can't be pulled because the vines [...]

2019 Moonsign Pamphlet

Gardening by the sign of the moon has been a long standing tradition among some gardeners.  Whether it is the best time to plant leafy greens and vegetables, when to cultivate, or the best dates for harvesting, LLewelyn's 2019 Moon Sign Book has all the information needed to determine these best dates according to the [...]

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