Over 4,000 species of cockroaches exist in the world today with 57 of these found in the United States, many of which make their home with human beings. They are hardy and will live up to a year. In her lifetime, a female will lay a few egg instances of 30 to 50 eggs each.… Continue reading Can Roach Spray Kill Plants?
Overwatered plants are susceptible to root rot and other diseases which may kill them. Too much water essentially drowns plants, keeping their roots from obtaining the oxygen that is essential for them to live and prosper. Providing them with hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) helps overwatered plants to get additional oxygen and to keep harmful pathogens in… Continue reading Peroxide for Overwatered Plants
Ajuga reptans, popularly known as carpet bugleweed, is a shade-tolerant ground cover hardy to U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 4 through 10a. This fast plant spreads by runners and is commonly used instead of grass in hard-to-grow, shady spots on lawns and in gardens under trees. Planted under the right conditions and in the proper… Continue reading Ajuga Reptans Planting Time
Sunflowers (Helianthus spp.) Are a well-known garden annual because of the distinctive bright blooms produced. There are numerous varieties of sunflowers and consequently a selection of visual features and uses for these crops. Through plant breeding, more varieties of sunflowers have been created, further changing the appearance of this genus. Sunflower Background Sunflowers are an… Continue reading Why Are Some Sunflowers Dark at the Center?
Cheerful, easy-to-grow, fast-growing, delicious, helpful — all these conditions apply to common sunflowers (Helianthus annuus). Wild forms grow throughout the United States, and many horticultural varieties exist for cut flowers, garden subjects, animal food, bird seed, oil, flour, and also for human food like snacks and in baked goods and cheeses. Sunflowers have inspired musicians;… Continue reading Popular Facts Regarding Sunflowers
Quince fruit trees (Cydonia oblonga) grow in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. They are grown for their showy pink or white spring flowers and large fruits known as pomes, which is round like apples or oblong like pears, depending on the quince cultivar. The ripe, fragrant pomes are generally cooked… Continue reading The way to Reduce a Quince
Tomato plants need they or support sprawl over the garden bed. Using sticks to stake the plants provides an inexpensive method to maintain the tomato pudding erect but it does require more effort compared to tomato cages. Indeterminate tomato varieties, which continue growing all season and often reach 6 feet tall or more, need pruning… Continue reading How to Put Sticks in Tomato Plants
Both freestone and clingstone peaches (Prunus persica) thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture Plant Hardiness zones 5 through 8, plus California leads the country in peach production with approximately 770,000 tons produced in 2012. Clingstone peaches have flesh which sticks to the pit, or stone, whereas freestones have seams which pull from the flesh having… Continue reading The way to Pick a Peach Tree
Your lawn demands some spring cleaning to look its best after a period of winter dormancy. Taking a weekend to clean up since the weather starts to warm will save time later and it helps prevent some difficulties later in the summer. Survey your lawn before you begin to help devise a particular record of… Continue reading Spring Yard Clean Up List
Raised garden beds with lids are called cold frames. They operate on the same principles as solar greenhouses but are much smaller. Most cold frames have hinged lidsnonetheless, it’s possible and helpful to build a removable lid for your backyard bed. A mobile greenhouse top might be removed and stored elsewhere when not being used.… Continue reading How to Build Mobile Greenhouse Tops for Raised Garden Beds