Pests & Diseases

Why It’s Called Lyme Disease & How to Avoid It

lyme disease ticks

Lyme disease is a bacterial disease spread by deer ticks, which are most common  in the northeastern, mid-Atlantic, north-central, and Pacific Northwest sections of the United States. The disease is named after the town of Lyme, Conn., where cases were first diagnosed in 1975.

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Grow Your Own Celery & Avoid Pesticides from Store-Bought

celery

Celery can be attacked by parsleyworms, carrot rust flies and nematodes, but these pests are more often found in huge commercial plantings than in home gardens. This is why commercial celery, or store-bought, is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the produce aisle. Grow your own for worry-free, healthier celery with these tips. 

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How to Get Rid of English Ivy in the Landscape

English ivy

English ivy, or Hedera helix, is a quick-spreading vine that can invade large areas, often smothering trees and other groundcovers, consuming all the nutrients and blocking sunlight. Tips for removing it including wearing proper clothes to protect your skin and what not to do with ivy growing overhead.

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