Year: 2014

Protect Your Yard from Ticks

Lyme Disease is so prevalent I’m sure just about everyone knows of someone who has been diagnosed with the virus.  It is more and more common in our area and now there are reports of other tick borne diseases to be concerned about.  Borrelia miyamotoi is a cousin to Lyme Disease and has similar symptoms…

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How to tell if your lawn has Grubs

White grub issues are two-fold, as they eat the lawn in the larval stage and then turn into beetles, such as the Japanese Beetle, in their adult stage and eat surrounding plants. How to determine if there’s an issue: To determine how many grubs you have in your lawn you can use a flat spade…

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Composting Made Simple

There are many reasons to start composting.  Some like to reduce the amount of garbage they produce, others like the idea of returning organic material back to nature, or if you’re like me, you just can’t stand the smelly garbage! While composting is relatively easy, there are a few rules to follow. When I first…

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Crabgrass: The dreaded weed

Does this photo look familiar?  The dreaded weed of all lawn owners…..crabgrass Crabgrass is one of the most prevalent grassy weeds found in New York lawns. Like most weeds, crabgrass can be an indicator of other problems with the growing conditions in your lawn. These conditions must be corrected to achieve long-term crabgrass control.  Crabgrass…

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Vegetable Garden Planning

There is nothing better than the taste of the first tomato from your own garden, except maybe dreaming about that first tomato, on a cold day in March. With a little bit of planning, your vegetable garden can look beautiful, while providing food for the family. Things to consider: Desired Plants It’s easy to get…

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