GARDEN KNOW HOW

Sooty Mold

Robinia and Sooty Mold at Sensible Gardening and Living

Welcome to my nightmare. I had never even heard of sooty mold until a few days ago. I started noticing a lot of black spots on my pants and rocks and anything else directly under my 2 Robinia trees. The entire area became very unsightly and really had me looking into what was going on. A little time spent on…

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Visiting Your Own Garden

Corydalis Lutea with Sensible Gardening and Living

Every now and again I try to stop working in the garden and just take a slow tour around as though I were a visitor. I invariably pick weeds as I go along, but at least I slow down enough to notice odds and sods. This is something everyone should do now and again throughout the gardening season. The first…

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Control those Garden Bugs Organically

Controlling garden bugs organically with Sensible Gardening. Tips for organic pest control.

As summer progresses our gardens mature, weeds grow and bugs breed. If you’ve been keeping a clean, healthy garden free of pesticides etc. you should have a healthy balance of bugs verses natural predator and things will pretty much take care of themselves. Sometimes though in spite of our hard work and best intentions pests can get carried away and…

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