What can I safely use for gophers and moles?
GNATS - How to get rid of them?
Somehow my house and garden got tiny gnats that killed my fuchsia plant and fly everywhere. I have tried ALL the Web recommendations - soap and oil dishes, sand in th... See more
Marigolds growing! Should I pinch the buds?
My marigold plants are growing. I heard that pinching the buds until Autumn will allow them to grow without killing the plant. Is this true?
What's the best flower/plant to grow in Texas?
I know that opinions vary, but what's your opinion?!I have great luck w Rosemary plants. Green all year long.
How to care for a dogwood tree?
How to get rid of termites?
Suggestions on how to get rid of termites naturally are appreciated however if there is only a chemical solution for these pests please share as well. Thank you!
Any ideas on what I can use to replace this monkey grass
alongside my steps? It's been here many years, as well as in many other places in the yard, but I'm de-jungling so might want to replace this, too. As you can see, th... See more
What can I use to keep the grass and weeds out of the ditch?
This is a drain ditch that goes across the front of my house at the road. I would like to be able to make the solution my self instead of buying something because i... See more
A havahart cage always works for us. We had to catch three groundhogs this way. We catch them overnight and my husband releases them somewhere along his route to work.
Okay, a lot of people will say this doesn’t work, but it worked for me. I used mint/spearmint gum and put it down in the tunnels. They just went into the neighbors yards, but they left my yard. *giggle*
For Moles I keep a small box of instant mashed potatoes on hand and sprinkle a few spoonfuls where i think they travel. I do this at night since most are nocturnal. After they eat, the flakes expand in the stomach and well they die.
NOTE: If you have pets keep these flakes out of their reach.
For Gophers - If you have pet snakes keep the skin when they shed or if you know anyone who has snakes or live close to a serpentarium, ask for shed skin and place a good long piece in each in hole. They won't be back. Tried and true!