Garden Insects and Pests

Juglone- Trees and Shrubs Resistant to Juglone

Juglone in black and white walnut trees can cause some gardening problems. Don’t despair if walnut trees are killing your other plants, especially Juglan nigra varieties. Here are some ways to help your plants survive the terrors of juglone. Juglone is a toxic chemical found in the roots of walnut trees which affects the growth of [...]

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Diatomaceus Earth- Finding the Best Diatomaceous Products

Diatomaceous earth is a product with many varied uses. Diatomaceous earth is composed of fossilized diatoms, usually a unicellular type of algae. It is found in three different grades, each used for particular purposes. The most common grade being Food grade diatomaceous earth, followed by Pool grade (diatomaceous earth pool filter), and Horticultural grade. You will [...]

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Plantskydd- Is This Really the Best Deer Repellent?

Plantskydd is said to be one of the best types of deer repellents, but is it really the best? It comes highly recommended by foresters and consumers as one of the best repellents to ward off large pests, deer in particular, as well as rabbits, and elk. Find facts and information on this product and [...]

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Garden Bugs That Become Common Garden Pests

Garden bugs sometimes turn into common garden pests, causing problems, both in the garden and on trees and shrubs. You will find information on many common pests, such as, aphids, galls, lacebugs, leaf miners, scale, spider mites, tent caterpillar, and wood borers. Also, a description and treatment plan of each pest will be given. APHIDS [...]

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How Do Plants Protect Themselves?

Plants actually can protect themselves from insects, animals and diseases. They have natural defenses that they use to combat these problems. You will find that plants are amazing living creations. Plants do not have any type of immune system, but they do have some elaborate structural and chemical defenses. Plants can actually survive in yard [...]

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Common Lawn Pests

There are many common lawn pests that may attack your lawn. I will address some of the more common pests that you may come across when dealing with your lawn. Lawns are attacked every year by both lawn diseases, as well as lawn pests. All of these can effectively be dealt with after first confirming [...]

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Praying Mantis:A Beneficial Insect

The Praying Mantis belongs to a group of insects that are predatory, but are beneficial in the garden. Mantises prey in the wild on frogs, lizards, birds, snakes, fish and rodents. They get their name “Praying mantis”, because they look like they are praying. The term is often misspelled as “preying”mantis since they do prey on [...]

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How to Deal With Larger Pests-Part 2

Dealing with Ground squirrels, Red Squirrels and Gray Squirrels, Mice, and Moles Larger pests can damage and cause havoc to the gardener. Here is part 2 of information and tips on dealing with larger pests in your yard or garden. Part 1 of this article gives information of other common pests. Squirrels-Squirrels have a reputation [...]

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