Month: April 2016

How to Deal with Tunneling Pests in Your Yard
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Mole

Moles don’t actually eat plants. They’re after grubs and earthworms. But the tunnels they dig and molehills they leave behind can make your yard look unsightly.

Voles, on the other hand, don’t leave much evidence on the surface of your lawn but they can damage plants and will eat bark, roots and bulbs.

Today’s guest is Brad Fresenburg, turf specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He has tips for controlling these lawn and yard invaders.

 

 

Controlling Nuisance Moles

Controlling Voles

 

 

Vole

Vole

Container Gardening Saves Time, Space and is Easier on the Back
What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner, author.

What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it. ~ Charles Dudley Warner, author.

No matter your choice of favorite plant – vegetables… flowers… trees… shrubs – you’ll find some version of it that will fit in a container. Aging Baby Boomers are helping increase the popularity of container gardening. They are less physically demanding, have fewer insect and disease problems and take less time and space.

Today’s guest is David Trinklein, horticulture specialist for University of Missouri Extension. He has tips for creating a container garden that’s practical, convenient and beautiful.

 

 

Container Gardens