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Sprinkler Systems Behaving Badly

Notice your in-ground sprinklers running unexpectedly? They may be set to water twice a day — effectively doubling your water bill. Luckily there’s an easy fix. It’s late summer and [...]

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Ways To Water Well

While there are several watering methods you can use, some are more effective than others. Here’s a closer look at the top techniques, and the pros and cons of each. Many newcomers have [...]

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Garden Spider: Friend or Foe?

Most spiders are beneficial to have around our landscapes. Flies, mosquitos, roaches and other undesirable insects are all appetizing to arachnids. A door orb-weaver, or adore an orb-weaver? Both [...]

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Hiding in Plain Sight: Swanflower

If you spot patches of grass with intriguing orchid-like blooms or bold black butterflies hovering about, you’ve likely stumbled upon this native vine. While most butterfly gardens are works of [...]

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New Homeowner? Here’s Your Water Conservation Checklist.

If you’re not careful, home ownership can be an unwelcome adventure of water-wasting proportions. Use these tips to test your abode’s water-using ways. New homeownership is an exciting [...]

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Sprinkler Smarts for New Homeowners

Whether you’re a first time homeowner or a veteran, these tips will teach you the basics of your in-ground sprinkler system so you don’t get soaked with a high water bill. Mysterious green [...]

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Gardening in August? Without a Doubt

If you’re an early riser, there are a few odds and ends you can tackle in your landscape — even during these sizzling summer days. By Calvin Finch, Ph. D. Even during the hottest times of the [...]