Pollinators BEE Pollinating

  When you think of pollinators, do round, furry bumblebees come to mind? Bees are designed to pollinate! A bee’s buzz is a middle C tone the vibration of which helps to release thousands of pollen grains as it flies in and out of flowers. Any pollen that doesn’t get stuck to the bee can…

Tree Health & Unexpected Visitors

This year’s Arbor Day fell on April 29, 2022. While I was reflecting on the importance of Arbor Day, Arbor Day Foundation, and trees, I was reminded of a particular tree in my yard in Orange Beach, Alabama, and an event that took place this spring. This particular tree, a water oak (Quercus nigra), was…

Low pH and its Effects on Your Plants

Is your soil acidic? Although this might sound bad, in some cases, it is actually what is best for your plant. Whether you are just a beginner, a seasoned professional, or farming for fun, understanding your soil’s pH is crucial to growing a healthy lawn or garden.   If you find that your soil’s pH…

Welcome to the Dog Days of Summer

Suffering in These Dog Days?     Tips on Getting Your Lawn Through the Long, Hot Summer   “Dog Days bright and clear Indicate a happy year; But when accompanied by rain, for better times, our hopes are vain. Dog Days are approaching; you must, therefore, make both hay and haste while the sun shines,…