Despite proper planning and planting, insects can move in and wreak havoc on your garden. The good news is you can manage problem pests without harming the pollinators that are so important to your garden.
So, you filled your shopping cart and gardens with lots of new shrubs, flowers and vegetables. Now what? Keep your plants looking their best with minimal effort so you can enjoy them and your summer even more.
Fill your gardens with beautiful plants that produce an abundance of seeds the birds will love. You'll enjoy the flowers as well as the birds that visit to dine on the seeds - and best of all, there is no feeder to refill or clean.
Create a front garden that is sure to boost your mood and welcome visitors all year round. All you need is one weekend and a bit of paint, flowers, dĆ©cor and edging material to boost your landscape's curb appeal.
May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits, but like any outdoor activity, it's important to protect yourself from the sun's damaging rays.
You don't have to live on a farm or in a rural area to grow food or find low-priced local produce, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.
Each year we set aside one day to honor mothers - and each year we struggle to find the perfect gift to show them we care. Give some of these gardening gifts a try for this upcoming holiday.
Happy Earth Day, Milwaukee! Local gardening expert Melinda Myers says research now proves what gardeners have long understood. "Spending time in the garden and nature improves our mood, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and helps us focus," she says. Which means now is a great time to get planting, because during quarantine, many of us could use the exercise for our bodies and minds.
Set aside a sunny spot in your garden or landscape for a few easy-care, herbaceous peonies. These traditional favorites are treasured for their bountiful early summer flowers, vigorous, shrub-like habit and amazing longevity.
Don't let the watering schedule discourage you from growing in pots. Enlist one or more of these strategies to eliminate the daily burden of watering while still maintaining beautiful and productive gardens.
Spring has arrived, and that means lots of gardening and landscape projects. This year more than ever we can benefit from the physical and mental health benefits gardening provides.
With a bit of extra effort and investment, you'll be harvesting fresh vegetables long before your friends and neighbors. Then be sure to keep these season-extending devices handy to use again in fall.
When selecting plants for this year's flower garden, be sure to include plenty of dahlias. These spring-planted, summer-blooming bulbs will take your homegrown flower arrangements to a whole new level.
No matter the season, size of your garden or climate, you can inject homegrown flavor into your meals. Just clear a shelf, countertop or windowsill and get busy planting herbs, greens and even tomatoes to enjoy year-round.
The holidays are upon us, and busy schedules often send us into a panic when looking for the perfect gift for those on our list. No matter your budget, there are affordable gift options your friends and family will love.