Garden Safety

Adult woman spraying plants in garden to protect from diseases

How to use insecticidal soaps

How to use insecticidal soaps? Will they work? Well, they do and they don’t!  Most of our customers have tried to use some type of soap and water mixture to kill aphids and other insects.  Many tell me it kinda works, or not at all.  Eventually, most will purchase a nonorganic insecticide to make sure […]

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Insects and Diseases on plants

Last Updated on May 23, 2020 Insects and diseases on plants are a big problem for almost any part of the U.S. or in the world, and the Southwest U.S.region has its share of pests and diseases.  Many folks have no idea why a plant looks magnificent one day then almost withers away a few […]

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How to keep birds away from fruit trees

How to keep birds away from fruit trees

Last Updated on February 2, 2020 How to keep birds away from fruit trees.  Before we get ahead and find the right way to keep birds away from your fruit trees it is important to note that it is illegal to kill most migratory birds.  Except for pigeons, house sparrows, and European starlings.  Each state has […]

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Choose the Right Plants For Your Climate Zone

Choose the Right Plants For Your Climate Zone

Last Updated on August 10, 2019 How to Choose the Right Plants For Your Climate Zone Global warming has taken its toll on our climate, giving us shorter winters and longer, hotter summers. While the warmer weather can sound like a dream fulfilled for some, the effects of global climate change are not all pleasant […]

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The Benefits of gas hedge trimmers

Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers

Last Updated on November 4, 2018 Benefits of Using Gas Hedge Trimmers Keeping the hedge requires time and effort. The best gas hedge trimmer will complement your personal needs. Most gas hedge trimmers are durable and powerful machines helping you do the trimming of your hedges, fast and easy. Whether you are looking to a […]

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Care of Knock Out Roses

Care of Knock Out Roses

Last Updated on August 21, 2019 The care of Knock Out roses Care of Knock Out Roses. These roses continually produce blooms all spring and throughout the fall seasons in the Southwest.  They are self-cleaning this means very little dead-heading.  The blooms are a bright candy apple red color. Plant them several in a row […]

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Gardening Safety Tips for Seniors

Last Updated on May 17, 2017 We often hear of seniors being encouraged to take up gardening, but how safe is it as an activity for the older generation? There’s no doubt that there are numerous benefits of gardening for people of all ages. But for older people, gardening helps maintain muscle strength, reduce depression and encourages a […]

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Chainsaw in the Garden

Last Updated on July 21, 2019 It is true, accidents do occur with a chainsaw in the garden! But, what if it happened to you? Well, that is not my wish. Surprisingly most accident occurs because of ignorance or negligence on the part of the user. Chainsaw safety In fact, the most affected people are the […]

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