When I wrote the article on holes a few weeks ago, I barely mentioned one of the more important holes in the landscape. At first glance, this hole may seem like insect damage, but chances are they were earthworm holes. The mounds surrounding the hole openings are earthworm castings.
When I was 6, the boy with hair the color of cotton and eyes tinted sapphire came to live with us. He was the same age and size as me but more timid and less secure. Depending on the day, we were either best of friends or the worst of enemies.
Several pests are popping up in the landscape during these hot days of summer and residents are asking how to control them. Some may need an application of horticultural oil depending on the pest and plant. I usually recommend spraying these in the dormant season to reduce the risk of injury to the plant.
It was somewhere near the end of summer when it just come to me that perhaps my writing days were over. That it was time to just give up the ghost and move on from making a living as a writer and just settle into handling daily problems.
Q: Our 4-year-old daughter will not eat dinner, no matter what. At most, she takes a few bites of what I fix and then says she doesn't like it. This has been going on for over a year. I've taken favorite things away from her, sent her to bed early, even spanked. Nothing has worked and to be honest
One of the most common of complaints from today's parents is "we've tried everything." They refer, of course, to having tried numerous approaches to various long-standing behavior problems, all with no success. In many cases, the problems in question have worsened, as if they have developed resistance over time to any and all forms of discipline.
Insects are among the oldest, numerous and most successful animals on earth. In your backyard, there are probably 1,000 insects at a given time, but only 3 percent of insects are even classified as pests. That 3 percent destroys millions of dollars' worth of crops each year and carries diseases of man and animals. So, is there any chance that a cold winter can help us? Well, not really.