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Garden Clean Up

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

As our weather continues to be cooler at night and only getting into the 70's most of the time, our perennials in the flower gardens and vegetables that like warmer weather are really slowing down. If you have planted tropical plants out in the yard or in planters, they are really showing the effects of cooler nights. Rather than being a weekend gardener warrior and trying to get it all...

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Insects in the Home

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

The Master Gardeners have seen a clear rise in calls, emails and personal visits to the county extension offices from homeowners with a variety of questions about insects. With our outdoor flower gardens coming to a close, there are a great many insects that have been feeding on flower parts that are looking around for something else to eat or thinking about vacationing where it is warm, inside...

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Troubling Insects in the Landscape

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

We need to blame something for all the insect problems in the yard, so it might as well be the summer drought. When our landscape plants are stressed from a lack of water, there is dieback of roots and branches. We cannot see the roots, but it is easy to see the dieback in the canopy. These could be small twigs and branches or in some cases an entire branch will fail and dieback to the trunk. W...

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Bring Those Houseplants Inside

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Like so many other activities that kick off once school starts, Homeowners begin to shift outdoor activities that take priority over what has been going on in the yard for most of the summer. The lawn will still need to be mowed until sometime in late October or early November and the flower beds will cleaned up in anticipation of the first frosts and cold weather, yet these are weeks away from ne...

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