The weather is cooling, and the days are getting shorter. We’re now into astronomical fall following the autumnal equinox. There are so many things we can do in the garden this time of year. Fall is a great time to work in the landscape.
Though mosquito season in Louisiana typically runs through October or November, increasingly warmer winters are enticing the pesky critters to overstay their welcome.
The City of Sulphur would like to remind residents that peak months for water usage are May through September of each year. As set forth in the city’s water conservation ordinance, the schedule for outside watering during these peak months is as follows:
The cucumber family, properly known as the Cucurbitaceae (cu-cur-bit-A-cee-ee), provides a wide variety of vegetables popular for the spring, summer and fall home vegetable garden. Members of the cucumber family, called cucurbits, that can be planted now and into April include summer squash,…
Those in attendance at the Green Cleaning program held at the Sulphur Regional Library Friday received a history lesson along with tips on mixing and using non-toxic, cost effective cleaning solutions.
The next few weeks are an important time for planting tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs that have been previously stored in your refrigerator. (Won’t it be great to get the refrigerator space back?)
If you are not keeping your vegetable garden productive through the winter, you are missing out on one of the most rewarding times of the year for growing vegetables. There is an amazing selection of vegetables that can only be grown here during the cool season from October through May.
August is a transitional time in the vegetable garden. While cool-season planting begins in earnest next month, some of the more heat-tolerant cool-season vegetables, such as the cole crops, can be planted into the garden now. And because our first frosts generally don’t arrive until late No…
You hire a contractor to complete a job, not to scam you out of money. To ensure you get the former and protect yourself from the latter, follow these tips from the Chicago Tribune.
For many people in Southwest Louisiana, summer is meant for spending more time in their yards cutting grass, planting, and pruning. But many residents in the area have found that some voracious little critters have been quietly going about their business and have done some pretty severe prun…
Overwatering the lawn is a big problem. Not only does it waste water, but it can harm grass. However, many homeowners make this error without even knowing it.
“A tree which has lost its head will never recover it again, and will survive only as a monument of the ignorance and folly of its tormentor.” George William Curtis, American writer, editor and speaker
Habitat for Humanity, a non profit with agencies throughout the United States, seeks to bring people together to build homes for those in need. And it is able to do so in large part to revenues generated by their ReStore Store and Donation Centers.
If you have not considered the option of growing vegetables in containers, perhaps you should. Container gardens provide a way to grow vegetables when suitable land is not available. Apartment dwellers may only have a balcony where pots could be placed. Other gardeners may find that the only…
I often write columns on timely information about what needs to be done in the garden. I remember once meeting a gentleman who said that his wife read my columns faithfully. After reading about what to do in the garden, she would make a list of the tasks for him to do that weekend.
BATON ROUGE – An invasive insect species could be making itself at home in your house, and an LSU AgCenter entomologist says the unwelcome guest is the variegated Asian ladybeetle.
Mayor Chris Duncan has announced that citizens are encouraged to consider city recycling facilities when disposing of Christmas wrapping paper and cardboard boxes. Recycling centers can be found at the following locations:
BATON ROUGE — Citrus harvest is in full swing in Louisiana, and people are enjoying the sweetness of satsumas, but some have complained about internal dry rot of fruit this year.