Apple Tree Canker Treatment

Apple Tree Canker Treatment

Have you noticed disfigured, sunken areas on the trunk or one of the branches on your apple tree? It’s most likely an apple canker that you’re up against. Apple canker is a common fungal disease that infects the tree through wounds on the bark made by pruning, animal damage or diseases. A pest called wooly …

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How To Fix Brown Spots On Apple Tree Leaves

Brown Spots On Apple Tree Leaves

Apple tree is a beautiful sight in any garden. Not only does it add to your outdoor landscape, but also bears one of the world’s healthiest fruits. However, unfortunately, apple trees are susceptible to a wide range of diseases, especially when not growing in the ideal conditions.  Apple tree brown spots on leaves could suggest …

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Apple Tree Branches Dying

Apple Tree Branches Dying

Apple trees are very productive species and it’s easy to find cultivars for all sorts of taste and color preferences and climates. Despite the fact that they are easy to grow, there are a number of diseases and pests that the species is prone to. If you want to avoid such problems through the years, …

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Apple Tree Black Rot

Apple Tree Black Rot

Apple trees are a great addition to any garden since they produce a lot of apples in the fall and early winter.However, things can go wrong from time to time, robbing you of the pleasure of plucking those picture-perfect red, luscious apples from your tree. Apple tree black rot is one such issue, which can …

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Where Do Tomato Hornworms Come From

Where Do Tomato Hornworms Come From

If you’ve been growing tomatoes, there are high chances that you’ve encountered tomato hornworms. Tomato hornworms, often confused with tobacco hornworms, are green caterpillars that can devastate your tomato crop. Other than tomatoes, they also feed on other plants from the nightshade family, including eggplant, pepper, potatoes and tobacco.  Amidst the frustration and schemes to …

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Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Vegetable Garden Peat Free Compost

Most brands of multi-purpose compost sell material that has as much as 70 to 100% peat. This fact is quite alarming considering that even small amounts of peat lay long-lasting environmental effects on the environment. Unless the packaging specifically mentions “peat-free”, expect your compost package to have high volumes of peat in it. Why should …

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Plants That Repel Vegetable Garden Pests

Plants That Repel Vegetable Garden Pests

Keeping pests out of your vegetable garden doesn’t always have to include strong pesticides. Pesticides kill the good bugs too, diminish the quality of harvest and lay a negative impact on the environment. There are several natural, environmentally friendly ways of getting rid of bugs, companion planting being one of them. Grow plants that repel …

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