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Bugs & Thugs

Preparation and prevention will help keep your garden from being a smorgasbord for unwanted visitors!

Insect pests and destructive wildlife can demolish a garden in no time. Find out how to use integrated pest management, natural controls and clever barriers to protect your plants!

Causes of Plant Stress

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How lack of water, poor soil and other plant stresses make your garden vulnerable to pests and disease.

Gardening Reality Check

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No one said gardening is a bed of roses.

Be Ready For Garden Pests

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Preventive measures now stop insect pests and disease problems later.

Contaminated Potting Soil and Compost

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Bagged soils can contain herbicides, gnats and other unsavory problems.

Gardening with Chickens

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Natural fertilizer and pest control from the birds that give us eggs and companionship.

Pest Prevention, Soil Testing

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... and other garden tasks we should have done this past year.

Keeping Mice From Your Compost Heap

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Mice in your compost bin can be a problem year-round, but especially in the winter.

Preparing Your Garden for Winter

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Cleaning out vegetable garden debris also takes out harmful insect eggs and larvae.

Organic Gardening Pest Control

Beneficial Insects

Natural solutions for stopping pests without harmful pesticides.

Organic Control of Aphids

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One of the most destructive pests in the home garden, aphids are also one of the most fascinating. Understand them to stop them.

These Bugs Raise A Stink

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How to identify and control the brown marmorated stink bug.

Lessons from the Garden

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A crow, a row of seedlings, and repeated frustration spotlight the adaptability and ingenuity of gardeners.

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