How to kill Purple Dead Nettle in my yard without harming my grass?
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!
Can someone tell me what kind of animal this was in my yard?
I thought maybe a rabbit was burrowing in my yard, but it's almost dead center of my lawn (not a very smart rabbit). The hole is not very deep, and I replanted it onc... See more
Is Creeping Charlie in your lawn a good thing or a bad thing?
Is there a sure-fire way to get rid of Creeping Charley?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGvLgBP5cCw you may also want to check with your local Agricultural Agency
Water it a few hours before you try to pull it (with thick gloves), it helps. If you pull it when it is smaller it is a lot easier. If you find it blooming, take off the blooms before they can dry and spread the seeds and cause more plants. If the plants are already big with thick stems, I cut them off close to the ground and paint the cut with chemical spray for weeds. Painting them keeps it off the grass and other plants you want to keep and cutting them puts the chemical closer to the root system to work faster. I use the ones that are safe for the grass and only kills weeds and it works well for me. The biggest thing is to not let the plants go to seed to keep the numbers down. I fight them all the time, I have a neighbor that doesn't take care of any weeds in her yard, sometimes I sneak in there and cut them down and treat them.
Some info here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/scouting_for_weeds_henbit_and_purple_deadnettle