Tag Archive | pesticides
Kill Weeds Before They Go To Seed
Ever notice how certain weeds like dandelions pop up in spring before almost anything else? Nature has equipped these plants with a very simple mechanism for doing that. They produce seeds late in the season, which fall to the ground and lie latent during the winter. They’re all ready to germinate as soon as weather […]
Why Are Little Bees Getting So Much Attention?
Bees have to be among the most misunderstood creatures on earth. People either love them or hate them. We all know that they make honey, and we know something of their social behavior, especially how they retaliate when agitated. Some people, especially those who are allergic to bee stings, avoid these buzzing bugs at all […]
April Showers Bring May Flowers And More
An old song goes, “April showers bring May flowers.” However, spring brings much more, including some pests you don’t want. Many insects, especially aphids, mites and scale, overwinter on trees. When spring arrives, buds break and green leaves unfurl. That’s also a signal for overwintering insects to wake up and begin chomping on the new […]