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The Best Bug-Killing Gear. Table of contents A handheld bug zapper The Executioner More effective and less messy than a flyswatter, it is best for flying or juicy insects.

The Best Bug-Killing Gear

The Executioner is the weapon of choice for actively hunting down insects that fly or are too large to squish without making a mess. It’s more effective and less messy than a fly swatter and will let you take out bugs in a variety of circumstances. This tennis-racket-shaped device electrocutes flying insects, killing or stunning them so you can clean them up without making a mess. While I was researching this piece, an avid gardener from Tennessee told me that some gardeners use electric swatters like the Executioner to scrape and shake smaller bugs off of plants onto the electric grid, which allows you to kill harmful pests infesting your plants without using pesticides. Gardening by the Phases of the Moon. The moon has four phases or quarters lasting about seven days each.

Gardening by the Phases of the Moon

The first two quarters are during the waxing or increasing light, between the new and the full moon. The third and fourth quarters are after the full moon when the light is waning, or decreasing. Planting by the moon is an idea as old as agriculture, based both in folklore and superstition, but there are scientific ideas to back it up The Earth is in a large gravitational field, influenced by both the sun and moon. The tides are highest at the time of the new and the full moon, when sun and moon are lined up with earth. Just as the moon pulls the tides in the oceans, it also pulls upon the subtle bodies of water, causing moisture to rise in the earth, which encourages growth. 7 Mosquito Repellent Plants. Most insect-repelling plants do so with their natural fragrances, which keep annoying mosquitoes away and introduce wonderful scents throughout your garden.

7 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Place these plants in areas where guests will be often such as by a seating area or a doorway. Swipe to view slides 7. Scented Geraniums - buy now on Amazon Lemon is the favored scent for keeping mosquitos away Beautiful blooms with a strong fragrance Fast growing Likes warm, sunny, and dry climates Check out our article about growing rose-scented geraniums 1. A lovely fragrance which comes from the plant’s essential oils Tough and drought-resistant once established Needs full sun and good drainage Thrives in warmer areas Learn the fundamentals of growing gorgeous lavender 2. Mosquito repellent plants at DuckDuckGo. Community Compost & Woodchip Sale. The compost and woodchips are not intended for commercial applications, but rather for the citizens of Lawrence.

Community Compost & Woodchip Sale

For residential use only. Every Saturday, Beginning March 4 – mid-December, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.Location: 1420 E. 11th Street which is east of 11th and Haskell Avenue, over the railroad tracksCompost and woodchips are for SELF LOAD ONLY.Self-load except the FIRST SATURDAYS of each month (April-October) the city will load truck and trailers (no ladder racks).Pick-up truck or trailer loads will be $10 per load and small quantities will be free.

CASH only.Please bring a shovel (Personal motorized loading equipment such as a skid steer are not allowed). This sale will be during scheduled brush drop-off hours. What is Compost? Compost consists of decayed organic matter and has been proven to be extremely successful as a natural soil amendment. What is Mulch? Mulch is a material used to cover the soil. Previous Event Reports Fall 2016 Compost & Woodchip Sale Report. Vegetable Garden Planner. Smart Gardener Creates Customized Garden Plans for You and Sends Gardening To Dos. Let's talk about air filters. : Frugal. Yates Virtual Garden - Design your own garden, or choose a template from a range of existing garden designs - Yates.

Welcome to the Yates Virtual Garden Design tool.

Yates Virtual Garden - Design your own garden, or choose a template from a range of existing garden designs - Yates

This interactive tool allows you to create your very own garden design with just a click of a mouse. You can be as creative as you like, or if you prefer, create a complete garden design to implement in your own home garden. The virtual garden enables you to move and place garden elements such as flowers, vegies, trees, shrubs, grass, pavers, outdoor furniture and much more. As you add elements to your garden, related gardening articles and expert advice will appear underneath to help you maintain your garden. Plus there are many helpful tips that appear along the way. Once complete, your garden design can be saved for you to come back to, sent to a friend or printed out. So what are you waiting for – get creative! Unfortunately Virtual Garden is not available at the moment. Existing members. Online garden planning and design tool - upload photo and plan your garden in 5 minutes. Online garden planning and design tool - upload photo and plan your garden in 5 minutes.

MidFEx (Midwest Fruit Explorers)- a backyard fruit growing club. My Edible Backyard. Spruce Tip Syrup I learned about pine tip syrup and spruce tip syrup on a wild foods walk a few years ago.

My Edible Backyard

Since then, I’ve made the spruce tip syrup several times because I have lots of spruce trees on my property. You need to make this in the spring when the new growth emerges from the ends of the branches—the light green tips. The flavor has been described as citrus-y, and I think that’s accurate. It smells like a Christmas tree while brewing, but the flavor of the final product is closer to a lemon. Bring to a boil 2 cups water and 2 cups sugar. I mix the syrup with seltzer water, ice, and a squeeze of lemon juice to make a refreshing summer drink. Dave's Garden - Tips and Advice on Outdoor Gardening, Flower Gardens, Plants, & Seeds. Gardening Help, Guides and Advice - Dave's Garden. We believe in collaborative development.

Gardening Help, Guides and Advice - Dave's Garden

The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide - Dave's Garden. PlantFiles is the largest plant database in the world, with information and photos for 210,070 different plants!

The Largest Plant Identification Reference Guide - Dave's Garden

View our 365,378 images and read our 138,488 detailed and helpful comments. Search for a plant by its common or botanical name using the green button below, or scroll down the page and browse through hundreds of popular cultivars, or search for plants by their characteristics (height, hardiness, etc.) Discover which plants grow well in your area, and which plants to avoid. BirdFiles - Bird Identification Guide with Bird Pictures - Dave's Garden. Welcome to BirdFiles, a database designed to help birders identify the birds in their gardens and in nature.

BirdFiles - Bird Identification Guide with Bird Pictures - Dave's Garden

BirdFiles continues to grow through the collaborative efforts of 658 people from around the world. BugFiles - Identify Bugs & Insects with Pictures - Dave's Garden. Welcome to BugFiles, a database designed to help gardeners identify the insects, spiders, and butterflies in their gardens.

BugFiles - Identify Bugs & Insects with Pictures - Dave's Garden

BugFiles continues to grow through the collaborative efforts of 2,893 gardeners from around the world. Any registered user may add new insects, images, comments, and ZIP codes. Learn more about BugFiles in our BugFiles FAQ There are 7,214 bugs listed, with 16,228 images and 3,027 comments in our database. You may search for entries by common or scientific name, or browse through an entire order of bugs to find what you're looking for. RHS Plant Selector.