August 7th, 2010
Preserve your garden memories with pressed flower designs and tips from
Flat Flower Cards. Meet mom-and-son team Donna and Andy Hammer and see how they they create art with flowers. Trisha analyzes tomato disease problems and how to control them.
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Tips of the Week
Keep an eye out for chinch bugs. They are common in the hot edges of lawns, like next to the curb. The symptom is a large brown patch, which makes it easily confused with brown patch or grub worm damage. To determine whether this is chinch bugs, cut off a milk jug or similar container and press into the soil. Fill with soapy water and watch for the small insects to jump around or float to the surface. You can prevent this problem if you keep the grass watered in those hot areas and avoid over-fertilizing or mowing the grass too short.
Avoid lawn problems by raising that mower height to keep the roots cool and to fend off weeds, too.
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Question of the Week
Why did my larkspurs yellow and fall over this spring?
Donna and Andy Hammer