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Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 2

Gardeners water, feed, pinch, prune and putz so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor–not to invite unwanted pests. Learn to identify and prevent four common summer garden pests: earwigs, Harlequin bugs, leaf miners, and voles.   Earwig Description: Approximately...

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Pest S.O.S. 12 Most Common Summer Pests Part 1

Pests are prevalent in summer. Plant stress, abundant food and favorable breeding conditions give pests the advantage over the plants in your garden. The best method of treatment is prevention. Learn the 12 most common summer pests in gardens of...

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Mason Bees are Super Pollinators

Keep flowers blooming and food growing with increased pollination by mason bees. Growing your own fruit and vegetables at home is so rewarding and fun, but sometimes nature could use a hand to get the job done. Many home gardeners are...

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How to Create a Pollinator Paradise

How to Create a Pollinator Paradise

Why not invite those insects or animals that move pollen—from one flower to the next—to your garden? Bats, bees, butterflies, small mammals, moths, birds, flies, and beetles all pollinate. Flowers are designed to attract pollinators with their bright colors and enticing...

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