Boxelder Bugs and Prevention


Boxelder bugs  enter homes and other buildings, often in large numbers, which can be a nuisance. They do not bite people and are essentially harmless to property, but when abundant, they can stain walls,

Kudzu Bug Natural Prevention


Though pesticides may be needed occasionally, many of you may prefer to prevent some pests before they are needed to reduce the amount of chemicals in or around your home.. here are some tips

Kudzu bugs, your home, & house plants.


Kudzu bugs are light brown to olive green and about the same size as a lady bug.  What do they do you might ask, as these are not on the top list of common

Why is Fall Over-seeding Important?

Raking the autumn leaves

Late summer or early autumn is a great time for fall over-seeding to heal cool-season lawns that have been damaged by summer drought, diseases, lawn damaging insects or foot traffic. That’s because cool-season grasses,

Aerating Your Lawn: When & Why

Garden sunrise

Aeration involves perforating the soil with small holes to allow air, water and nutrients to penetrate the grass roots. This helps the roots grow deeply and produce a stronger, more vigorous lawn. Why would you

Stink Bugs & the Tomato Gardener


As a gardener you may face challenges with specific pests throughout the growing season.  Stink bugs may raise such challenge if you have tomato plants.  While more of a cosmetic pest of the home