Monthly Archives: May 2022

How to eliminate a Squirrel in the Gutter

Squirrels are cute little critters when you visit them from a distance, bouncing from limb to limb and chasing each other about. But when they start building nests in places that disrupt the household, such as in your gutters, then they lose their appeal. You must find a way to encourage the squirrels to make […]

Bees & Landscaping

Bees are a vital part of the landscape, contributing to this cycle of many plants’ lives by pollinating flowers. Although honeybees are the best known of the mammals, tens of tens of thousands of native mammals can also be included in this vital task. Like butterflies, the task that bees do isn’t glamorous, but it’s […]

Swimming Pool Pump Turns On But Does Not Circulate Water

The pump is the heart of a swimming pool filtration system. The Association of Pool and Spa Professionals publishes standards for swimming pool flow. Residential pool pumps are needed to have adequate pumping capacity to turn over the entire volume of the pool each six hours. In the typical residential pool, this requires a flow […]

When to Prune Blue Spirea?

Blue spirea (Caryopteris divaricata), works well for dry inland areas with reduced rainfall in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 9. These plants thrive in full sunlight or partial shade and require minimal watering. Pruning is one of the few duties you will need to perform. Besides its own drought-tolerance, blue spirea […]

Problem With Watermelon Plants Shrivelling Up

Watermelons require the same care as other types of melons, except that they require a longer growing period, more heat and more space. Keeping the plants healthy and supplying proper growing conditions can assist the plant withstand disease and insects, but despite the best attempts insects, some common viruses and fungi may damage or even […]