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Some mulch can attract termites

Q: I have some oak trimmings which have been shredded. I would like to use them as a mulch or soil amendment. My friend says it will attract termites. Is this true? A:   Termites can be active in any wood mulch like cypress, pine or tree [Read More]

March 23, 2020 // 0 Comments

Ridding your yard of moles

Q:  I bought a spear trap to catch moles that are tearing up my lawn. I have yet to catch anything. What can I try to increase my rate of success? A:  The trap must be placed in an active tunnel. Step on all the tunnels you can find, collapsing [Read More]

March 16, 2020 // 0 Comments

Hints to kill pesky dollarweed

Q: Someone told me that I can use lime to kill dollarweed. How do I do this? A:   If enough lime is applied to an area of soil, it will make the area too alkaline for the weed to grow. This will also ruin the soil for other plants. I would not [Read More]

March 10, 2020 // 0 Comments

Caring for candelabra cactus

Q:   My candelabra cactus has a fine white web at the tips. It is yellowing, too. What should I do to correct this? A:    Your cactus has a spider mite infestation. If left unchecked they will cause  the skin of  the cactus to brown and ruin [Read More]

March 2, 2020 // 0 Comments

Keeping deer away from plants

Q:   I moved to an area that has deer. What plants should I avoid planting in my landscape? A: Deer like plants in the rose family (e.g., roses and India hawthorn). Hibiscus and burfordi holly are also favored by deer. Most tender seasonal annuals [Read More]

February 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Controlling cutworms

Q:  What is the difference between cutworms and grub worms? A:   Cutworms are a caterpillar and the larvae of a moth. Grub worms are the larvae of a beetle. Caterpillars tend to be more active than grubs. Q:    I have cutworms feeding in my [Read More]

February 19, 2020 // 0 Comments

Good solution for insect bites

Q:   The insects have been vicious thus year. What is a homemade solution that is applied to insect bites? A:  Make a paste of baking soda or meat tenderizer and water. Apply this paste to the insect bites. Q:  Are the ladybugs sold at [Read More]

February 4, 2020 // 0 Comments

Question about apple trees

Q:    My Anna apple tree has been in the ground for about two years and it bloomed this year. No fruit set. Do I need another Anna as a pollinator and, if there is a difference, how do I tell if the tree is a male or a female?  A:  Anna apple [Read More]

January 30, 2020 // 0 Comments