Did you know that most homeowners overfertilize their lawns and gardens? And, some don’t fertilize at all! You can have a green, luscious, fantastic-looking lawn in the Spring if you prepare it properly with Fall lawn fertilization. If you’ve ever wondered if fertilizing your lawn in the Fall is important, how much fertilizer you should be using, when you should fertilize your lawn, or even what ratio of nutrients your winter fertilizer should include, you will find your answers here.
By this time of year, your tomatoes should be growing and beginning to flower. You don’t want to worry about pests and diseases. Learn the basics on some common tomato killers and how to stop them.
CCD, or Colony Collapse Disorder, causes an average loss of 30% of beehives annually since 2006.
Obviously, bees are not the only pollinators on earth. They are, however, the largest contributors to animal pollination. Other pollinators include bats, butterflies, insects, and birds. In honor of National Pollinator Week, June 19-25, 2017, we have the basic information you will need to join the fight to save our pollinators.
First, Some Statistics
It’s important to understand just what pollinators do and why saving them has become so important. You can see the tremendous impact they have on our food supply and our economy in these statistics:
Also, according to a 2016 United Nations committee report, up to 16% of vertebrate pollinators, like birds and bats, and 9% of insect pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, are threatened with extinction. Keep reading for the causes and suggestions for what you can do to help pollinators in your area.
It’s June, and that means that in most zones in the United States, grasses are green and lush, wildflowers and garden flowers are blooming, and butterflies, birds, and bees are happy.
In most places, the worst heat of the summer has not yet settled in, and the drought season is still at least a few weeks away.
Keep reading to see which jobs can keep your garden happy in June!
Weeding. You hate it, right? It’s among the most time-consuming tasks a gardener faces. But how can you be sure you are doing it effectively? We’re here to help.