There are many environmental stresses that affect our lawns: drought, heat, insects, weed seeds blowingin from neighbors etc. Unfortunately we do not have much control over these stresses. But we do havecontrol over one necessary stress: mowing.
Watering Your Lawn Efficiently
As we all know, water is a valuable resource. Did you know 61 % of all our water use is used to water our landscapes? Our lawns are often the heaviest users of this precious (and expensive) resource.
Lawn Pests and Diseases
Just what are those little cream-colored moths flying up out of the grass? Everyone seems to think thatthey are the adult sod webworm moth. They aren’t.
Diseases in Our Lawns
Many of us have dead spots appear in our lawns occasionally. The first thing we assume is that it’s caused by “some bug”.
Handling Bare Root
The arrival of warmer temperatures and melting snow brings the desire to rush outside and get plant-ing! Early spring is the best time to find bare root trees - both fruit trees and shade trees. So what does bare root mean?
Asparagus is a perennial vegetable that is best suited for cooler areas. It is grown for the spears or thestems. A well tended planting yields 8-10 lbs. per 100 sq.ft. or 24 lbs. per 100 ft. row.
The large bell-shaped or lily-like flowers of the amaryllis make excellent potted plants. A 26-30 cm. circumference Amaryllis bulb will usually produce 1-2 flower stems with 3-4 flowers per stem. A 34 cm.
Watering affects the success of your roses more than any other thing. Roses need 1 to 2inches of water each week, preferably all at one time. Hot, dry weather (as well as a very poroussoil) will make it necessary to water more frequently.
There are three main types of raspberries; red, black, and purple. Yellow raspberries are a variation of the red raspberry. Red raspberries are most commonly grown in Utah.
Mycorrhizal fungi have occurred naturally in the soil for 400 million years. They form a close symbioticrelationship with plant roots. They are called mycorrhizae (from the Greek "mukés", meaning fungus, and"rhiza," meaning roots).
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