Tag Archives: Weekly Tips

Q&A: Controlling Staghorn Sumac

Question: Is there a safe, easy way to control staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina) without totally destroying it? I want to keep its seedlings out of my lawn and garden, but I don’t want to remove the mature trees because I …

Q&A: Rain Barrels

Question: What can you tell me about rain barrels? I want to set one up but my wife is afraid it will become a breeding ground for mosquitos. Answer: Typically a rain barrel is set up to catch the water …

Q&A: Blossom-End Rot

Question: I think my tomatoes have blossom-end rot. There is a dark spot on the bottom of the tomato. What should I do? What other plants get blossom-end rot? Answer: Blossom-end rot is a disease that strikes tomatoes, peppers and …