Category: Plant Protection

How to Protect Plants from Frost

frost blanket

Some plants can withstand frost quite well, while others like the ones pictured on the right need a little help when a freak frost is coming along. These tulip leaves show classic signs of frost–wilting and a little browning on the tips. If the owners had taken better care and heeded frost warnings the tulips […]

What does Frost do to Plants?

As I was walking to work today my heart broke when I saw this: The blooms from all the Magnolia trees in the park next too my building were dead. Most had fallen off the tree, and some were just barely there. Mother nature tricked the trees into blooming early this year, making them vulnerable, […]

How to Revive Frost Damaged Plants

frost damaged plants

So, you didn’t exactly get to protecting your plants when the frost came–for whatever reason–and they’re now drooping and brown. It happens to all of us. Just last year we lost most of our tomato harvest to an early frost and they were ready for harvest! Never again. Anyway, most of your plants will come […]

Keeping The Birch Leafminer at Bay

birch leaf miner

For many years there has been an annual ritual in our neighbourhood, at or around the first week in June, and the whole neighbourhood get’s in a real stink over it! The “ritual” is the application of an insecticide called dimethoate to the Weeping Birches that grace the yards of many of our neighbours lawns. […]

How we control Japanese Water Beetles without chemicals

About 8 year ago my next door neighbor decided that he was going to put in an automatic sprinkler system to keep his lawn nice and green all summer long. While I am okay with how his property looks, I am less than thrilled with the Japanese water beetles that decided to take up refuge […]

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