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Grass Rooted

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There are more than 20,000 species of grasshoppers worldwide, with more than one 1000 species. occurring in the US.  As herbivores, they eat only plant material. Swarming species cause extensive damage to commercial crops, but a few grasshoppers in your garden can quickly decimate foliage to the point of killing plants. 

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[/caption] Interesting Facts about Grasshoppers You may have heard that grasshoppers “spit tobacco juice.” The brown liquid isn’t evidence of a nicotine habit,; ... Read the rest of this story

We’ve finally gotten our yard looking good, and now it’s time to enjoy it. Everyone has their own ideas about lawn care and what plants are considered weeds. I like to encourage native plants to grow along with  annuals and “exotics”" purchased at the local nurseries and home improvement/lawn care stores, as long as they don’t take over. August’s  Lawn and Garden Bonus August brings the annual crop of “volunteer” sunflowers. They come up in the vegetable garden, ... Read the rest of this story

Your  lawn can be marred by an explosion of summer weeds. Where do they come from? You pull and apply herbicides, to no avail. The weeds come back instantly and persistently. How can a weekend lawn warrior reclaim the backyard from invading weeds? Here are some tips for summer weed control: Chemical Weed Control: Don’t Improvise Weed control products are divided into pre-emergent and post-emergent. Once weeds have sprouted, you’ll need to use a post-emergent product. When using weed control agents, ... Read the rest of this story

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