Garden Guy Recipes for Getting Rid of Insects

orange peel

  My top four favorite bug killing DIY solutions that I use in my home & garden Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Diatomaceaous Earth (DE) is a single-celled organism and is a chalk-like powder that is made up entirely of these diatoms that have fossilized over thousands of years. While Food Grade DE is safe to use on humans, it is harmful to insects and contains no toxins of any kind. It … Read More →

When to Plant Bare-Root Roses

Pink Rose

Bare-root roses may look deceiving when first purchased, with their absent leaves and brown roots, but once planted, and given proper care, you will receive beautiful blooms. The reason for the absence of leaves and brown roots is due to the fact that bare-root roses are in a dormant state, which prevents transplant shock and allows for easier planting. It is best to plant them in the spring and late … Read More →

Tips for cold weather gardening

Vegetables cold weather

With the cool weather this season approaching Dave the Garden Guy has some tips to follow to transition which will cover water, white washing your trees, no trimming of plants, and mulching which is key. Sunburn damage on plants occurs more in the winter than during the summer. To avoid sunburn damage, paint exposed parts of thin-skin tree trunks with a white latex paint. This is especially important for trees … Read More →

The Best Time to Plant Fall Flowers

Geranium Cold Weather Flower

With the summer behind us it is time to look at different types of flowers to plant around your house. Cool weather flowers are a variety of flowers that will bring lots of color to your home and some can last all the way up to spring time. They are very easy to maintain and hardly require any additional care except for potential frost damage so as the temperatures start … Read More →

Fall gardening: What you need to know to reap what you sow

Organic Soil

We are coming up on the most productive time of year for gardening in the Southwest. The key to a great garden is in the soil. The first thing to remember is that the soil needs a lot of organic material. This makes for a richer, more productive, chemical‐free garden. To achieve good soil, lay down a 6‐inch layer of compost, and then add blood meal and bone meal (about … Read More →


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