If you have a saucer or star magnolia in your landscape, magnolia scale is a troublesome insect to watch out for. An integrated approach is ne…
The issue develops when young trees are grown in smooth plastic containers. Young roots grow quickly, and when a root touches the side of a smooth pot it turns aside and begins to circle around the outside of the root ball.
Fall's cooler temperatures and increased rain allow trees to establish their root systems quickly, giving them a jump-start on spring growth. Tree root growth continues late in fall, until soil temperatures drop below 40 degrees.
Every summer an unusual type of insect makes an appearance in many landscapes. Actually, there is a small group of insects, called twig girdlers or twig pruners, that cause similar damage in a variety of trees.
Once you have your crop in the ground, it’s important to know when and how to harvest. Harvesting correctly ensures the best production from your planting, as well as good winter storage.
The best time to seed cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, is between Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, so it's time to start your site preparation.
Most problems don’t make tomatoes inedible and can be managed. Trim away the damaged tomato section, and the rest is fine to eat. Let’s take a look at some of the most common.
Summer is in full swing and so is harvest in the vegetable garden, with the first summer squash, zucchini and cucumbers. In many small towns, …
To make plant care easier and plants healthier, critically assess the garden site first and plant options second.
Dothistroma needle blight is one of the most common fungal diseases of pines in Nebraska, resulting in sparse trees with thin canopies. Older,…