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 →
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 →
Roses are giving spectacular blooms this year. You might not know it, but Arizona is one of the rose-growing capitals of the country — they grow really well here. Now is not the time to start pruning roses, but there are a few things you can do to help your established plants or newly planted roses and make sure they continue to give you beautiful blooms. Watering Water deeply (about … Read More →
Garden Guy Dave Owens explains what you need to do to prepare your garden. Extending the growing season With seasons changing and temperatures getting cooler, many people are always trying new methods to help protect their gardens and crops so they last through the winter and provide a strong harvest in the spring. Using these tools and or techniques will help you moderate the temperatures around your garden and promote … Read More →
No matter where you tend to live in AZ scorpions seem to be a problem. Along with their dangerous nature, they are difficult to kill; however, they can be prevented and eliminated using organic methods. The first thing you will want to keep in mind is that by eliminating/ preventing, their food source you eliminate/ prevent their desire to stay in and around your home. So what is their food … Read More →
Did you know that plants are able to absorb nutrients directly through their foliage? This fact is the basis of foliar feeding. Foliar feeding involves the spraying of fertilizers directly onto the foliage of plants, which are then able to directly absorb the nutrients. It is an extremely simple and beneficial process that you can use, along with soil feeding, to instantly provide micronutrients to your plants, increase the tolerance … Read More →
If you have pests in your garden — and who doesn’t — this is a must-watch video. Garden Guy Dave Owens shares several natural ways of getting rid of those pests — without damaging your plants or endangering your family and pets. Organic Insect Control The Garden Guy shares how to control bees, crickets, grasshoppers, mosquitoes, caterpillars organically. Using Beneficial Insects for Insect Control
How to get rid of weeds in your garden organically. Getting rid of Bermudagrass and Tips on preventing weeds. The Garden Guy shows some safe products to use for weed control.
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 →
Garden Guy Dave Owens runs down everything you need to know about pruning trees and keeping them healthy.