53 results for "dandelion"

Applying Pesticide Spray

Compost feedstock contains numerous and diverse active microorganisms, all with their own characteristics and capabilities. This diversity means a greater chance that a pesticide will encounter a microbe that can degrade it. - Persistence and Degradation of Pesticides in Composting ...

Lawn Repair

If you don't have thick, lush, green grass to begin with, nothing's more frustrating than hearing about how the best defense against weeds or pests is a healthy lawn. So, how do you fix a bad lawn and turn it into a beautiful, self-sustaining ...

Healthy, Green Lawn

1. Less than 2% of the insects found in your backyard are pests. Most are considered beneficial. 2. Add organic matter to your lawn to build the soil — or spread an inch of compost in the fall, and water it ...

Chemical Free Lawn Care

Chem-Free Lawn Care for the Unconvinced (Just Say NO to NitroLawn) This is for the person who thinks organic is all very well if it works, but who isn't interested in losing ground (or grass) while making the transition or testing the ...

Mole Control

Lawn Problems: General Guidelines The principles that guide organic pest-control are simple: try to make the lawn unattractive to pests and attractive to beneficial plants, animals, and insects. Wonderful ideas; the dilemma is, how to put them into practice without going ...

Lawn Mower

Mowing When David Quammen was young, he decided that mowing was actually a Communist plot devised by Khrushchev to keep American boys from more worthwhile pursuits, or so he claims in "Rethinking the American Lawn." Warren Schultz, in contrast, titles a ...

Weeding the Lawn

Most things necessary for repairing a lawn are also part of seasonal lawn care, except that if you're fixing a bad lawn you'll probably need to do more of them more often for a while. A healthy lawn may need aerating ...

Lawn History

The Middle English word launde originally referred to a glade or opening in the woods, but later designated artificial stretches of land that resembled such glades. Some of the earliest lawns were the grasslands around medieval castles in France and ...

Lawn Spraying Service

A word about words: many of us think of pesticides as being equivalent to insecticides, but the term is actually much broader. "Pesticides" includes products developed to kill anything perceived as a pest -- insects, weeds, fungi and other disease-causing ...

Aerating the Lawn

Whether you are weeding, fertilizing or aerating, there's plenty of work to do in the yard all spring, summer, fall -- and in some areas of the country -- winter. Here's our year-round lawn maintenance schedule. With the right lawn and landscape supplies ...

Seasoned Gardener

Now that your garden is planted and growing, it's time for the weeding, watering and overall general garden care to begin. Ahhh! The fun stuff. In this section, I provide tips and techniques for maintaining your garden throughout the entire growing ...

Hello - Well, you've got me all worked up now! The claim that some ladybugs are pre-conditioned to stay at home is complete nonsense and purely a marketing ploy. The fact is, ALL ladybugs available for sale are gathered, screened to ...

Hi Kelly - All of our organic herbicides are non-selective and will work on any plant they touch, including most weeds, grass or broadleaf specimens. Unfortunately, there is not an organic Weed-B-Gone type product available on the market today. We do offer ...

I bought Alldown weed killer to use on the dandelions that are invading my lawn. Reading the label I am concerned that it will kill the grass as well - that it is designed for eradicating weeds from driveways and ...

Hi Melanie - As you probably know, clover, which takes nitrogen from the air and deposits it in the earth where your grass can use it, was an accepted, even encouraged part of lawns until the early fifties. It only acquired ...

I seeded my lawn with clover last summer, I live in eastern Canada, and I'm looking for a natural fertilizer and a way to eliminate weeds (mostly dandelions) without hurting the clover. What would you propose? Regards, Melanie

Hi Loyd - The pH of your soil is a measure of acidity or alkalinity. Soil pH is extremely important and directly affects nutrient availability. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14, with 7 as neutral. Numbers less than 7 ...

I've refused to put any chemicals on my lawn for 3 years. I now have the worst looking yard in the neighborhood, with dandelions and creeping charlie all over it. I don't know where to start. Is there a point ...

Francis - Our Organic Weed & Feed is derived from corn gluten meal which inhibits the growth of a seed's tiny feeder roots. This causes the weed seedlings -- actually all seedlings -- to die before their roots ever have a ...

Hi - I recently used the Weed & Feed on my lawn and it seems the weeds are still prevalent. I noted that your product works best early season when the weeds are young so perhaps there's nothing I can ...