Lawn and Garden

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

Unwelcome wildlife visitors

There’s a scratching sound coming from the attic or an unpleasant smell from under your deck or droppings each morning on your front porch. You have become the reluctant host for wildlife. This time of year, squirrels have made their way into attics to give birth and...

The Gift of Gardening

The Gift of Gardening

It is no secret that time spent in the garden has myriad benefits to our health and well-being. It can provide stress relief, mental clarity and moderate (or depending on the task at hand, intense) physical activity.

Spring Brings New Things

Spring Brings New Things

A crocus is trying to bloom in a friend’s yard, despite frigid days and snow squalls. She’s not alone in her countdown to spring; many gardeners are pouncing on the slightest signs of green.

Gifts for the Gardener

Gifts for the Gardener

Good ideas for gift giving are hard to find when you don’t participate in that hobby; you love your person but can’t relate, especially in gardening. So a few suggestions might help.

Clean out unwanted garden guests

If you’re letting leaves lie you might be adding to plant problems in spring, when insects and fungi shake off the cold to infest the garden. Now that fall snows finally quieted the garden, clean out the guests before winter sets in to ensure your plants get off to a healthy start next year.

Winter watering crucial for trees, shrubs

Winter watering crucial for trees, shrubs

The wintry blast we’ve recently received should remind all gardeners that it’s time to plan for helping our gardens through a long, cold, dry winter. While it’s true we just had a wet storm and our plants got a nice drink of water, gardeners should think ahead on how to make sure your plants stay watered in winter.