How to Identify, Prevent, and Control Cedar Apple Rust

Cedar apple rust fungus on a juniper tree.

Although cedar apple rust won’t kill the junipers or apples and crabapples it infects, it can surely debilitate them. What can you do if you are faced with this complex disease? Read more now on Gardener’s Path to discover how to identify and learn how to control cedar apple rust on either of its hosts.

Are Plants that Repel Mosquitoes a Scam?

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While you may have heard of mosquito-repelling plants, and while there are some that contain substances that do indeed repel the dreaded pests, it’s a bit more complicated than simply adding new plants to the landscape. At Gardener’s Path now, learn the best way to keep mosquitoes from biting at backyard barbecues.

How to Stop Carpenter Bees from Attacking Your Home

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Carpenter bees are docile insects with the important task of pollinating our food supplies. But they nest in old wood and often choose inappropriate sites – like our fences, garages, and homes. If you’re experiencing problems with an infestation, join us now for a look at how to prevent and be rid of existing nests.

How to Identify, Prevent, and Treat Scab in Stone Fruits

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Apricot, peach, nectarine, and plum fruit are susceptible to the unsightly scab disease. Wet weather triggers its spread, but the fungus can lurk on your trees undetected until the tree starts producing fruit. Read now to learn how to control this disease using cultural methods and, if necessary, fungicides.

Integrated Pest Management: What It Is and How to Use It

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Interested in finding out how to grow more while doing less? Want to encourage biodiversity to flourish alongside your favorite plants? Read on to find out all about what Integrated Pest Management is and how it could help you in your garden!

How to Prevent and Control Powdery Mildew on Apple Trees

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Do you have a white powdery coating on the leaves of your apple trees? Are trying to figure out what it might be? It’s likely powdery mildew and it needs to be managed. This disease is found in every region of the world that grows apples and damages leaves, limbs, fruit, and may even make an apple harvest impossible. Read on to learn how to recognize this pernicious disease and how to treat it.

How to Battle Colorado Potato Beetles in Your Garden

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Are Colorado potato beetles devouring your potatoes, tomatoes, or eggplants? Left unchecked, these pests can destroy entire crops. Learn natural ways to stop an infestation with help from the experts at Gardener’s Path, plus tips on how to use pesticides against these beetles as a last line of defense. Read more.

Getting a Grip on Flea Beetles

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Do you have an infestation of flea beetles? These nasty little critters attack all kinds of produce and ornamentals, particularly nightshades and brassicas. Learn how you can defeat these little insects through various organic methods, or chemical herbicides if worse comes to worst. Read our comprehensive guide now!

23 Beneficial Insects and Other Creepy Crawlies That Your Garden Will Love

Did you know that not all insects are pests? Many beneficial varieties may already be living in your gardens, helping to control populations of bugs that enjoy feasting on veggies, herbs, and flowers. Read on to discover who your friends are, and how to encourage them to work and thrive in your yard.

Doing Battle with Stink Bugs

Get tips and tricks for ridding your garden of voracious stink bug invaders | GardenersPath.com

Is your garden bugged by stink bugs? Learn how to banish these malodorous, produce-eating pests from your garden once and for all with tips and hints from the experts at Gardener’s Path.

Managing the Aphid: An Unwelcome Garden Visitor

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Aphids are a nightmare, leaving plants shriveled and dying after an infestation. Learn natural ways to keep them from making your backyard their home, plus ways to manage an onslaught without resorting to potentially dangerous chemical preparations. We’ve got gardening solutions you can use, here on Gardener’s Path.

Doing Battle with Japanese Beetles: Tips for Banning Them From Your Garden

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An iconic troublemaker in the backyard, the Japanese beetle is an invasive species that’s been causing damage to American gardens for over a hundred years. It’s a difficult pest to control, but with help from Gardener’s Path, we can learn about this bug and take the right steps to minimize its impact. Read more now.

Bats Beat Bugs: Welcoming Bats Into the Garden

Bats beat bugs in the garden. Learn how to welcome them to your backyard. | GardenersPath.com

Let’s put our hands together for the bats! These flying critters are vital in the backyard and offer their services as bug catchers of the highest caliber. By offering bats a place to roost in your garden, you can encourage them to make regular appearances, offering their mosquito-catching skills. To learn the benefits of bats, plus tips to build your very own bat box, read more now on Gardener’s Path.

How to Rid Your Garden of Cockroaches

Learn how to rid your yard and gardens from disease-carrying cockroaches | Gardener's Path

Are cockroaches — much to your horror — running amuck in your garden? Check out Gardener’s Path for advice on discouraging and killing these vile creatures. We’ve got ideas for natural deterrents, as well as tips for bringing out the big guns, if you really have to.

Death by Black Walnut: The Facts on Juglone Toxicity

Is juglone toxicity from black walnuts a problem in your yard? | GardenersPath.com

Have you heard of juglone toxicity? This side effect of keeping black walnut trees may be killing your other plants. Learn what fruits and flowers can withstand living near the tree and how to properly treat sensitive plants with our owner’s guide on Gardener’s Path.

The Buzz About Bees: Why Do We Need Them?

The Buzz About Bees: Why Do We Need Them | Gardenerspath.com

Bees are so important to our food supply- we wouldn’t be able to produce the vast array of fruits and vegetables that we enjoy on a daily basis without them. Some of the most beautiful plants that we grow in our gardens are a delight to our furry friends. By increasing our plantings of these wonderful flowers, we can help the pollinators to survive and thrive. Read more on Gardener’s Path now to find out how you can help.