| Nov 3, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Q. Our azaleas have grown tall and wide. When can they be pruned back?
A. Pruning can be done at any time of the year, but you probably should wait until after flowering to enjoy the late-winter through early-spring blooms. Azaleas have formed their...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:29 AM
After experiencing the warmest winter ever, many of us are experiencing major lawn grub problems. Japanese beetles, European chafer beetles, and June beetles appeared early, laid eggs early, and hatched new grubs that are doing major damage to non-...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:02 PM
Unwanted insecticides and pesticides saved from spring or summer are not safe to be thrown out with the garbage.
Virginia Cooperative Extension in Pittsylvania County is hosting a pesticide program to show you how to safely dispose of the chemicals, free...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 8:37 AM
We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger, warn ASPCA experts.
"Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 4:41 PM
SOUTH BEND -- Aware that a 90-year-old American elm on the South Quad had, for some time, been dying, the University of Notre Dame, on Aug. 2, 1955, had Henry Moore, a South Bend tree surgeon, remove the 80-foot giant.
Later that same week, the city of...
| Aug 4, 2012
As the Midwest crunches into sweet corn season, a new type will be appearing on grocery store shelves — even though shoppers have no way to recognize it.
It's genetically modified sweet corn from the biotech giant Monsanto, engineered to resist a...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 7:42 AM
With 130 reported cases and nine confirmed deaths in North Texas so far this summer, Dallas County Commissioners chose to opt out of immediate aerial insecticide spraying. This after strong recommendations by the Dallas County Medical Society.
| Aug 15, 2012
DALLAS – The North Texas Poison Center staff will serve as an essential resource as Dallas County begins aerial spraying of insecticide to fight this year’s deadly outbreak of West Nile virus.
A call to the poison help line at 1.800.222.1222...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Were you one of many people who had birds, in particular crows tearing up your lawn last fall? Then you may have a grub problem. Instead of cursing the birds, thank them for eating all the grubs and alerting you to the problem. If you have an irrigated...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:45 PM
Spring birds are arriving in Connecticut. Eastern phoebes returned recently, and before the end of April we'll be seeing and hearing barn swallows, tree swallows and purple martins.
Those four birds are among 17 species native to our state that eat only...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 4:34 PM
An infestation of emerald ash borer continues to ravage McHenry County, destroying thousands of ash trees with seemingly no end in sight. The tree-killer has …...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:34 PM
UC Riverside scientists release 300 Pakistani wasps, Tamarixia radiata, in hopes that they feed on the Asian citrus psyllid currently threatening the state's citrus crops....