lawn

An index of blog posts tagged ‘lawn’ here at MarkCz.com.
Japanese Beetle control: Grubs in lawn

Japanese Beetle control: Grubs in lawn

We first saw a Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in our Racine, Wisconsin backyard a few years ago. They were devouring our rose bush. So, after reading about the use of geraniums as a trap crop (since geraniums are toxic to Japanese beetles), we planted a geranium...

Leaf collection? Mulch leaves into lawn, garden beds

Leaf collection? Mulch leaves into lawn, garden beds

Fall leaf collection is very peculiar here in Racine, Wisconsin. People rake or blow their leaves into rough piles in the street which sit there for days or weeks. At some point, a front-end loader may or may not come by to scoop the leaves into a garbage truck....

Earthworms eat dead vegetation, improve the soil

Earthworms eat dead vegetation, improve the soil

Today, our yard is under about a foot of snow and the temperature this morning was 7°F. A week ago, I mowed the lawn wearing a T-shirt. It wasn't so much that the grass needed cutting, although it was green and growing a little. It was just that I wanted to mulch up...

Creeping Charlie (ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea)

Creeping Charlie (ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea)

"Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger." — Capt. Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979)   When we moved here at the end of last August, the drought had baked the lawn pretty well, and it...

lawn

An index of blog posts tagged ‘lawn’ here at MarkCz.com.

Japanese Beetle control: Grubs in lawn

We first saw a Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica) in our Racine, Wisconsin backyard a few years ago. They were devouring our rose bush. So, after reading about the use of geraniums as a trap crop (since geraniums are toxic to Japanese beetles), we planted a geranium...

Leaf collection? Mulch leaves into lawn, garden beds

Fall leaf collection is very peculiar here in Racine, Wisconsin. People rake or blow their leaves into rough piles in the street which sit there for days or weeks. At some point, a front-end loader may or may not come by to scoop the leaves into a garbage truck....

Earthworms eat dead vegetation, improve the soil

Today, our yard is under about a foot of snow and the temperature this morning was 7°F. A week ago, I mowed the lawn wearing a T-shirt. It wasn't so much that the grass needed cutting, although it was green and growing a little. It was just that I wanted to mulch up...

Creeping Charlie (ground ivy, Glechoma hederacea)

"Every minute I stay in this room I get weaker. And every minute Charlie squats in the bush he gets stronger." — Capt. Benjamin L. Willard in Apocalypse Now (1979)   When we moved here at the end of last August, the drought had baked the lawn pretty well, and it...

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