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Garden Management

Lady beetle example.

Beneficial Insects Commonly Encountered by Gardeners

In the United States, there are approximately 91,000 described species of insects. They can provide vital ecological services, such as pollination, pest control, decomposition and maintenance of wildlife species. 

person raking leaves to get lawn and garden ready for fall

Getting Ready for Fall

Putting the garden to bed in fall is the first step to a successful garden the following spring. Around the lawn, fall also makes a good time for some general cleanup and preparation for next year.

Five Recommendations to Prepare for Next Year
Three Fall Cleanup Tasks for Next Spring
hands planting seeds in garden

Succession Planting

Succession planting allows you to maximize yield through strategic planting.

young woman and middle age man plant bulbs

Fall Planting or Spring Planting

People often wonder when the best time to plant is – fall or spring. Both seasons are excellent for planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials.

Fall Planting
Fall Planting Tips
Spring Planting
Spring Planting Tips