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The Best TIme To Control Weeds: Fall

The Best TIme To Control Weeds: Fall

When Spring rolls around and we begin work on our lawns, the most common issues we deal with early on are weeds.  When it comes to Spring weeds, Dandelions are the most prevalent.  Did you know that Dandelions and other early Spring weeds actually began growing in the Fall of the previous year.

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How To Plant Garlic

How To Plant Garlic

Garlic is part of the Allium family which also includes similar plants such as onions, shallots, and leeks. Garlic is very easy to grow, having no real disease and pest problems to deal with and is forgiving about what kind of soil it’s planted in. Garlic will grow even in clay-like, high Ph (alkali) desert soil found here in southwest Idaho. 

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Zamzows Compost Tea

Zamzows Compost Tea

There comes a time in every gardening season when all the plants are planted.  All the vegetables tended.  This time of year comes so much faster than we ever realize.  For organic and natural gardeners the options for getting plants to put out that little extra is very limited. What if I could show you a way to feed your plants naturally and you would see miracle-like results?

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Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Hummingbirds That Frequent the Treasure Valley

Of all the groups of wild birds out there hummingbirds have to be the most interesting and most enjoyable to watch. Of the couple hundred varieties of hummingbirds out there about twenty varieties come to the United States and that is it!

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Keeping Your Pond Plants Blooming

Keeping Your Pond Plants Blooming

When evaluating the health of your pond and in particular your plant material, there are a few simple guidelines to follow that will prove useful in keeping your pond plants blooming all summer. Regular Water Changes On a weekly or at least bi-monthly basis, you should perform a 15% water change. The benefits of this…

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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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What Is Mycorrhizae?

What Is Mycorrhizae?

Starting our plants off on the right foot is essential to their long-term survival and productivity.  There are a handful of ways we can do this. Over the last few years there has been a stronger emphasis on soil health.  Understanding what makes a healthy soil brings a lot of considerations to the table.

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