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Planting A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Planting A Pollinator-Friendly Garden

Gardeners and homeowners should be aware that bees — both managed colonies of honeybees and wild bees alike — are in real danger simply because of Colony Collapse Disorderand other environmental factors. Research shows that wild honeybee populations have dropped 25 percent since 1990, and more than 50 pollinator species are threatened or endangered. Planting a pollinator-friendly garden may be one of the best ways to help these beneficial insects, say experts in Penn State’s…

Insects and Pests Contribute To Healthy Garden and Environment

Insects and Pests Contribute To Healthy Garden and Environment

Insects are important contributors to maintaining healthy gardens and insect population levels are indicators of overall environmental health. As an example, healthy predatory insect populations such as ladybugs are necessary components of a sustainable pest management program. But ladybugs cannot live without aphids; the two insects are linked in a delicate dance of life and death. There are few organizations that are interested in monitoring insect populations and teaching the public about the value of…

Control Moles in Your Garden With Mole Traps

Control Moles in Your Garden With Mole Traps

High-energy mole food comes in the form of grubs, earthworms, beetles and beetle larvae, other insects, snails and spiders. Moles occasionally eat small amounts of plant parts. Their appetite is almost insatiable, and their favorite food is earthworms. Controlling white grubs will not eliminate moles as long as there are other food sources available. However, if the infestation is heavy, treating for grubs may significantly reduce the mole’s food source and, in turn, result in…

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Keep Your Garden Naturally Balanced

Our ecosystem is in trouble. The land we live on has been poisoned by fertilizer, herbicide, and pesticide use. Urban sprawl is destroying millions of acres of unique habitat, separating animals from their breeding grounds, and polluting the air and water we breathe. Invasive species of exotic plants and animals have wiped out many species and unprotected areas are threatened with forest fires, landslides, and floods. The natural balance has been disrupted by human activity,…

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

Grow Your Own Organic Food and Veggies

In years past, gardening success was measured by harvesting the first tomato, biggest watermelon or most cucumbers, but not anymore if synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides are involved. Spurred by the increasing passion for healthy, locally grown food, many grow-it-yourself vegetable gardeners opt for organic techniques that support nutrition, environmental sustainability and social good. Having the confidence to give organic gardening a try just takes education.People think it’s difficult to grow organically, but it’s not. They…

Good Growing Practices For Organic Vegetables

Good Growing Practices For Organic Vegetables

There cannot be a wiser step than to convert a little space of your property into a source of organic food. It is baced with two sensible factors of quality and cost control coupled with growth of green living concept in natural way.Expert gardeners will tell you that there is a special kind of joy in planting, growing, picking and serving the freshest produce possible. According to recent estimates nearly 30 percent of residential homes in North…

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