Gardening: When it comes to fertilizer, moderation is best
Published 10/18/2012 at 1:16 p.m. 0 comments
You want to apply fertilizer while it is still warm, as the plants won't take in the nutrients if they become dormant with the cold weather. It will be important for your plants to be strong and healthy going into ...
Gardening: Ready for the fall
Published 10/4/2012 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
Fall is here and the month of October will bring cooler and dryer weather to our gardens. The month begins with high temperatures in the 90s but ends with highs in the mid-80s. Lows will be in the mid 60s ...
Gardening: Ridding the weeds
Published 9/27/2012 at 12:36 p.m. 0 comments
Are the weeds invading your turf? The cooler weather of October will mean that it will be safe to have your lawn treated with a herbicide to try and bring them under control. Treating your lawn for weeds with temperatures ...
Gardening: Watching the grass grow
Published 9/13/2012 at 11:24 a.m. 0 comments
The summer rainy season got off to a slow start with an unusually dry June and July. We were all hoping for rain and we got what we wished for! The last several weeks of rain has caused a flush ...
Gardening: The mow and grow scenario
Published 9/6/2012 at 4:52 p.m. 0 comments
Proper mowing of your lawn can kill weeds and chinch bugs, cure disease, save water and provide fertilizer. However, improper mowing can be harmful. Mowing is stressful to grass because it is meant to grow tall, mature and m
Gardening: September welcomes more chinch bugs
Published 8/30/2012 at 1:00 p.m. 0 comments
September is upon us with another month of heat and heavy rain. This month is the height of hurricane-season, so Tropical Storm Isaac was right on time. And, there are more on the horizon which will hopefully go elsewhere.
Gardening: Be safe when working outside
Published 8/23/2012 at 2:48 p.m. 0 comments
Whew! Summer temperatures are here. Just walking from the house to the car is grueling. If your job involves work in that grueling environment for eight to 12 hours, every day it can become dangerous enough to kill you.
These small to mid-size trees pack a punch of color in the tiniest yard
Published 8/17/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
So you've got a small yard? You can still have a gorgeous, leafy, blooming yard with these small- to mid-sized trees.
Get Growing: News from the garden community in Lee and Collier counties
Published 8/16/2012 at 10:00 a.m. 0 comments
Get Growing: news from the gardening community in Lee and Collier counties.
Gardening: Sod webworm takes a bite out of Marco
Published 8/9/2012 at 2:08 p.m. 0 comments
Walking through lawns right now causes large swarms of small, dingy moths to fly up all around you. These moths will turn into caterpillars which are the immature or larval stages of the annoying moths.
Gardening: Welcome to unbearable August
Published 8/2/2012 at 12:44 p.m. 0 comments
August is here and temperatures this month will have highs of about 90-95 and lows in the mid-70s. With more than eight inches of rain this is usually one of the wettest and most humid months.Keep in mind that though ...
Gardening: Striking the right balance
Published 7/26/2012 at 11:33 a.m. 0 comments
As we get further in the summer season heavy rains can flush nutrients from the soil. Following is a guide to help you with the symptoms of various nutritional deficiencies you might see. There are 16 known elements required
Gardening: Watering your lawn during rainy season
Published 7/5/2012 at 11:32 a.m. 0 comments
If you are one of the people who say its summer so I can turn off my sprinklers, this columns for you. In spite of the fact that we are in the rainy season, signs of water stress can appear ...
Gardening: Rainy days bring more mosquitos
Published 6/29/2012 at 8:37 a.m. 0 comments
Mosquitoes! With the dry start to the rainy season this year, the mosquito outbreaks have not been as bad as in years past. However, our recent visit from Debby has created a lot of standing water in our neighborhoods created ...
Gardening: All or nothing: Summer rains bring new threat
Published 6/14/2012 at 2:48 p.m. 0 comments
Summer rains have begun. Along with the rain is a disease that attacks lawns on Marco Island and causes them to slowly die. After treatments with the usual fungicides from spray companies failed to stop the slow death of many ...