How is your lawn growing? With a pattern of rain on a regular basis, you may not have to do any supplemental watering.
Even though we have had a series of nice days, we still appear to be getting rainy days on a regular basis.
I was looking out the window the other day and I saw a black caterpillar crawling along the edge of the window frame. I recognized at once what type of caterpillar is was. The gypsy moth caterpillars have hatched out.
Well, where did the month of May go? It’s time to think about what you should be doing in the yard during the earliest part of June.
Well, we are coming up to Memorial Day weekend and this is the traditional time to plant your vegetables and annual flowers.
Well, we seem to be on track to have a late planting season for annual flowers and warm weather vegetables.
Sunday is Mother’s Day. Many of you will be giving flowers as a gift. Some of you will be giving flowering hanging baskets.
I noticed that the leaves are beginning to unfurl on the maple trees in my backyard. As those leaves unfurl, we will probably be seeing one of the first pests of the season. The winter moth caterpillars will be hatching from the egg masses that were laid on the trunk of the tree last November or early in December.
Sunday is Easter Sunday and many of you will give or receive pots of Tulips, Daffodils, Hyacinth or Lilies. What you may not know is how to care for these plants after you receive the plants.
I guess that we are back to typical April weather. I have found, over the years, that the weather isn’t consistently warm until closer to the end of April and sometimes May.