Category Archives: Gardening And Landscaping

Squash Vine Borer: Identification, Damage, Prevention and Control (Pictures)

Squash Vine Borer

The squash vine borer is a white grub or larva which tunnels inside squash, pumpkin, and gourd plants, destroying the plant vines from the inside. The first sign of squash vine borer damage is wilting leaves on a Cucurbita plant. Unfortunately, when damage to squash plants is visible, it’s probably too late to save the infected plant. Preventing adult squash borers from laying eggs is the best way to prevent and control squash plant damage.

Squash Bug: Damage, Identification and Control (Pictures)

Squash bugs are destructive pests in gardens if you grow pumpkins, zucchini, squash plants, and other cucurbit plants. Squash bugs are small, flat-backed dark gray or brown insects with identifiable elongated oval bodies. Getting rid of squash bugs fast is vital to prevent them from destroying your crops. Natural squash bug control methods include hand picking, diatomaceous earth, and neem oil sprays.

Types of Weeds With Their Picture and Name – Identification Guide

Types of Weeds

Weeds in your garden can spoil the appearance of your lawn, shrubs, and flowering plants. Weeds are generally invasive plants that spread quickly and grow where you don’t want them. Getting rid of weeds fast is vital to prevent them from taking over your garden. Garden weeds that are left to grow can develop extensive roots that make getting rid of them for good very challenging.

Types of Lawn Weeds (With Their Picture and Name) – Identification and Control

Types of Lawn Weeds

Lawn weeds are pesky unwelcome plants that can destroy your lawn’s beautiful appearance. But getting a weed-free lawn can be challenging. Not all lawn weeds look alike. And some types of grassy weeds like crabgrass and nutsedge look like grass and are hard to identify. Other invasive broadleaf weeds in lawns can have purple or yellow flowers. Because stubborn weeds like creeping Charlie, dandelions, and oxalis have creeping roots, the unwanted plants can be hard to get rid of in a healthy lawn.

Japanese Beetles: How to Get Rid, Control, and Kill Japanese Beetles (With Pictures)

How to Get Rid of Japanese Beetles

Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica) are small, destructive pests that feed on plant foliage, destroying the leaves of many ornamental plants, trees, and shrubs. Japanese beetles look like shiny insects with green and gold iridescent coloring. The colorful, gleaming beetles start their life as white grubs living in the ground before emerging to wreak havoc on garden plants. There are several ways to naturally eliminate the six-legged pests, including using neem oil sprays for Japanese beetles.

Black Aphids on Plants: Effective Ways to Kill Aphids on Indoor and Outdoor Plants

Black Aphids on plants

Black aphids are tiny black insects that suck juices from plant leaves and stems, leaving them distorted and damaged. Also called black bean aphids, the plant-destroying pests are typically found on the underside of leaves. You can spot the signs of black aphids by the sticky honeydew they secrete that causes sooty mold and attract hordes of ants. Thankfully, there are many ways to get rid of and control black aphids naturally.

How To Keep Deer Out of Garden: Best Deer Proof Garden Ideas

Knowing how to keep deer out of a garden is vital to protect your ornamental plants, flowers, shrubs, trees, and lawn. Although deer are adorable animals in woodlands, forests, and films, deer damage can devastate gardens. To create a deer-proof garden, it’s vital to use a range of deterrent methods. A combination of repellents, planting deer-proof plants, and a fence may be necessary to help keep deer away from your garden.

Living Fence: 25 Ideas for Natural Living Fences and Living Walls (Pictures)

Ideas for Natural Living Fences

A living fence is a great way to grow a natural privacy screen, hedge, or windbreak in your front or backyard. In most cases, planting and growing a living fence is less maintenance and more cost-effective than installing wooden or chain-link fences. Evergreen bushy trees and shrubs are ideal plants for creating a beautiful living wall to complement your garden landscape.

Vines With Red Flowers (With Pictures and Names) – Identification

Red flowering vines

Red flowering vines are climbing or creeper plants that add stunning red, scarlet, or dark pink colors to a garden landscape. Vines with red flowers require little maintenance, but their effect in a yard is spectacular. You can grow red climbing plants over arbors and pergolas or up trellises and brick walls. The attractive red flowers contrasting against lush green foliage enhance any garden.

Bagworms: Identification, Tree Damage, Eradication (With Pictures of Evergreen Bagworms)

Bagworms: Identification, Tree Damage, Eradication

Bagworms are destructive garden pests that attack evergreen and deciduous trees. Commonly called evergreen bagworms, the tiny larvae are voracious feeders that can strip trees of foliage and even kill them. Bagworms are tricky to spot. The tiny brown or black caterpillars live in cocoons that look like seed cones dangling on evergreen trees. The most effective way to get rid of bagworms is to remove their bags from the trees and destroy the worms.