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Magnolia scale hits in region

Q. My large magnolia tree has white cotton-like structures on the twigs. Many of the leaves have turned dark and are...

August 17, 2019 1:00 am


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Natural insect repellents have their limits

If mosquitoes, gnats, black flies and no-see-ums are driving you buggy, then consider cozying up to some lavender, marigolds or...

August 12, 2019 1:00 am


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Mulch can be perfect home for mushroom

Q. I am noticing a lot of weird mushrooms growing in my mulch this season. Are they harmful to my...

August 3, 2019 1:00 am


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Learn easy way to hoe

Hopefully, I've caught you in time, before your weeds have grown lusty. I want you to consider the much maligned hoe.

July 27, 2019 1:00 am


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Growths likely are black knot

Q. My ornamental cherry tree is covered with these strange reddish growths on the branches and trunk. Should I be...

July 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Learn how to tell when fruit is ripe

It takes just a twist of the wrist to determine when pears are ready to come off the tree.

July 20, 2019 1:00 am


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Drenched gardens conducive to weeds

Q.: It was so wet this spring I was unable to do much gardening. My gardens are full of weeds and my driveway looks like a...

July 6, 2019 1:00 am