Burrowing Crawfish Problems: Getting Rid of Crayfish In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant Crawfish are a seasonal problem in some regions. They tend to make burrows in lawns during the rainy season, which can be unsightly and can have the potential to damage mowing equipment. The crustaceans aren’t dangerous and don’t hurt any other part of the lawn but often their burrows are cause enough to want them gone. Getting rid of crawfish is not that easy and really should start with re-sculpting your yard. Try these tips for removing crayfish in the garden. Crayfish Mounds in Lawns Burrowing crayfish problems are primarily a nuisance and an eye sore. These crustaceans feed on detritus and whatever they can scavenge. They don’t do any harm to landscape plants and their burrows don’t permanently damage turfgrass roots. About the biggest complaint are crayfish mounds in the lawn. These don’t get as numerous as say, mole hills, but they can be unsightly

Installing Beadboard Wallpaper

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If you’ve been reading my blog since 2009, then you’ve no doubt seen my love for beadboard wallpaper and all that it adds to plain homes by injecting some architectural detail where there was none. I discovered Graham Brown beadboard wallpaper back in 2009 and have done many projects in my current and former homes with it. It really is a great cost-saving way to add some cool wall treatments without breaking the bank and without a lot of trouble to install.

I loved it so much, I started selling it in my online shop, so check it out if you’re interested.

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Pine Tree Pruning: How And When To Prune Pine Trees

By Jackie Carroll We treasure pine trees because they remain green throughout the year, breaking the winter monotony. They seldom need pruning except to correct damage and control growth. Find out when and how to prune a pine tree in this article. When to Prune a Pine Tree Pines are among the easiest trees to maintain because they have a naturally neat shape that seldom needs correction. About the only time you’ll find yourself pruning pine trees is to correct damage from severe weather or vandalism. There’s also a pruning technique you might want to try if you’d like to encourage a compact growth habit. The best time for pruning pine trees is in spring, but you can prune to correct damage any time of year. Although it’s best to take care of broken and mangled branches right away, you should avoid pruning in late summer or fall whenever possible.

Pear Decline Phytoplasma: Treating Pear Decline Disease In The Garden

By Teo Spengler What is pear decline? As the name indicates, it is not a happy diagnosis. This disease causes susceptible pear tree species to decline in health and die. Since there is no effective pear decline treatment, your best bet is to purchase resistant plants in the first place. For information about symptoms of pear decline disease, read on. What is Pear Decline Disease? Pear decline is a serious, often lethal pear tree disease caused by a phytoplasma called Candidatus Phytoplasma pyri. It is a mycoplasma-like organism without rigid cell walls. A tree is infected with this pear decline phytoplasma by insects called pear psylla. The pear psylla itself gets infected with pear decline phytoplasma from eating the foliage of infected pear trees. Once infected, a psylla stays infected and can transmit the disease to other host trees. It is also possible for a pear tree to get pear

What Is Dischidia: Tips On Growing Dischidia Plants

By Bonnie L. Grant What is Dischidia? Dischidia are epiphytic rainforest plants native to Southeast Asia and can be hardy in United States Department of Agriculture zones 10 and 11, or grown as a houseplant anywhere. These plants are also called ant plants because of a unique symbiotic relationship with ants. Dischidia ant plants are a fascinating species with a host of interesting features. Read on to learn more. What is Dischidia? It isn’t correct to call Dischidia a carnivorous plant, but in a sense they do attract ants and eat the dead ones – lending to its commonly referenced name of ant plant. Ants live inside the strange balloon-like organs produced by the plant. They bring in nutrients and fend off predatory insects. In return, the plant provides a secure home. This is a fun and unique plant to grow in your home (without the ants). Dischidia plant care
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