The Difference Between Bad Caterpillars and Good Ones in Your Garden
Bad caterpillars can cause a lot of issues while seemingly offering no value to a homeowner or gardener. On the other hand, “good” caterpillars are the ones that turn into the beautiful butterflies that gardeners intentionally try to attract. Learn how to figure out the difference between the two. Then learn how to manage populations of “bad” caterpillars.
Rooftop gardens aren’t just perfect for flowers and breezy, open-air sanctuaries. Uh
Fresh herbs and vegetables from your garden are one of summer’s favorite delights. And just because you live in the city, there’s no need to forego some homegrown goodness. But before you put your crops in, we’ll give you a few pointers on veggies that are particularly well suited to highrise areas and rooftops – and what to look out for when you are choosing your plants, containers and rooftop locations.
Create a Bee-loving Habitat at Home
According to EnvironmentIllinois
Bees pollinate 71 of the 100 plants that provide 90% of the world’s food…
And beekeepers have been among the first to note that they’re losing bees in record numbers due to loss of habitat, global warming, parasites, and insecticides.
Read on to learn how you can help the situation right in your own garden.
Getting a jump start on tending to your lawn is one of the smartest things you can do during spring gardening season. While a lot of people tend to want to lush up their lawn once they notice it has some issues
, the smarter move is to act early.
Pre-emergent weed control and fertilizers can do a lot to help your turf (and plants) during the spring gardening season. The tricky part is this:
- Choosing the right products
- Putting down the right amounts at the right time.
Chicago’s rainy spring has provided a great start to the growing season, but how can you keep your garden watered throughout the hot, summer months? Add rain barrels to your yard!