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How to Control Chinch Bugs

How to Control Chinch Bugs

Sometimes those brown patches in your lawn are not caused by billbugs or lawn fungus. Another insect that is causing damage to Treasure Valley lawns is the chinch bug. Adult chinch bugs are about one-fifth of an inch long and black with white wings folded over their backs. The insect mates early in the season when the temperature reaches 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The female lays eggs on roots, stems, leaves, leaf sheaths or crevices in nodes and other protected places. Eggs are laid over a 2 to 3 week period, with one female laying as many as 500 eggs.

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Top 5 Hanging Basket Hacks

Top 5 Hanging Basket Hacks

At Zamzows, Hanging Baskets are Life! Well, that may be overstating things a bit. It is, however, one of our favorite Mother’s Day traditions. The thing about hanging baskets is, you want them to last all season. So here is Zamzows top five hanging basket hacks to make sure you have the most beautiful hanging basket all season.

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Building a Healthy Soil

Building a Healthy Soil

Thank you to those who came and listened to our “Building a Healthy Soil” seminar at the Boise Flower and Garden Show.  If you were at the seminar or would just like to peruse the presentation, you can find a pdf version by following the link. Building a Healthy Soil 

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2018 – Early Warm Winter

2018 – Early Warm Winter

The differences from the winter of 2017 to 2018 is a very stark contrast.  This time last year we were weeks into multiple feet of snow and it seemed as though there was no end in sight.  Fast forward to this winter, and the little snow we’ve received has been gone within a few days and it seems like 50-degree afternoons have been the norm.  With warmer temperatures, we naturally begin to ask, “can I start working in the yard now?”

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