If you have wild purslane invading your garden you are probably wondering why anyone would want to grow a cultivated version intentionally.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know exactly what pesky weeds are growing within our gardens, lawns and/or fields and how we can get rid of them? Well, there is an app for that!
Question: My lawn-care company representative says he can tell that my soil is acid and compacted just by which specific weeds are growing in it. Do weeds really reveal the soil’s condition?
Here are an organic gardener’s first lines of defense against weeds:
Ralph Waldo Emerson claimed weeds were plants for which we have not found a use in the garden. I see it differently. To me, weeds are plants that have found a use for my garden. Or should I say a … Read Article
Last week I told you about my tendency to stray from my shopping list while at the garden center. Thanks for all your comments; I’m glad to know I’m in good company with my mish-mash garden. I’m in the midst … Read Article
How can I get rid of the grass growing through groundcover? Read Article
Early fall is a good time to battle perennial weeds, such as Canada thistle, field bindweed and quack grass. Read about controlling perennial weeds. Read Article
Almost every gardener has seen a plant in a garden, book or nursery and wondered “Could I grow that in my garden?” Tesselaar Plants is helping to provide immediate answers to this question and more by listing its collection of … Read Article
Using wild greens and so-called weeds in salads is gaining popularity, among world-class chefs and casual cooks alike. Here are some common plants and weeds that are edible: Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) flowers can be used to garnish a salad or … Read Article
The garlic aroma of crushed or mowed leaves readily identifies this introduced weed.