Preventing Weeds from Sprouting this Spring

After several years of drought, we welcome all the precipitation so far this year, but wet winters can lead to weedy springs. Weed seeds can remain viable in the soil for years, waiting for the right moisture conditions in the soil to sprout. If you’ve had trouble in the past …

Controlling Rabbits

We have been getting calls in our office lately about nuisance rabbits. Rabbit populations fluctuate year to year and during the season, depending on food availability and predator populations. They can have several litters a year, but the largest number of litters occurs in the spring. Rabbits are most active …

Use Care Applying Pesticides

Gardening season is in full swing, and many people are bringing plants to our office for disease or insect pest identification. Many of the plants are not diseased; they are suffering from some form of phytotoxicity. Phytotoxicity – what’s that? Phytotoxicity is plant injury generally caused by a chemical applied …

Sneaky Late Spring Weeds

Our wet spring continues to produce weeds. Here are some troublesome annual weeds that start small and grow low. When they occur in lawns, their growth habit lets them avoid the mower. It also allows them to hide longer, increasing their chances of producing seed. Common Purslane: This plant has …