Entries for May 2012

Curious Misting Under Tulip Poplar Tree Is Result of Sap-Sucking Insect

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Have you noticed a mysterious misting or raining in the areas surrounding your tulip poplar tree? Maybe you've noticed a residue on your car or patio ...

USDA Uses New Website to Reduce the Spread of Invasive Pests

Filed under: Misc

     The United States Department of Agriculture has a new informational website aimed at preventing the spread of invasive plan...

How to Fix an Ugly Spirea

Filed under: Plants, Misc

     Spireas are excellent shrubs for foundation plantings. They have beautiful blooms and thrive in a variety of soils and weathe...

Battling Bagworms in Southern Illinois

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Have you seen any of these guys on your spruces or junipers this year?        (A bagworm cocoon)     &n...

PLEASE DON'T FEED THE DEER: Deer-Safe Plants of Southern Illinois

Filed under: Plants, Misc

  In Southern Illinois, we've been forced to share our roads, our SIU campus and even our gardens with the local, ever-expanding deer populatio...

Cool Accessories for Your Outdoor Kitchen

Filed under: Design, Misc, Outdoor Living

It's finally grill season once again in southern Illinois! That means it time to do some outdoor entertaining. And what better way to enjoy cooking in...

Advantages of Interlocking Brick Paving

Filed under: Design, Misc, Outdoor Living

Are you thinking about installing a patio and wondering which paving option is best for you? Perhaps you should consider installing interlocking concr...

Five of the Most Underutilized Shrubs in Southern Illinois Landscapes

Filed under: Plants, Misc

Anyone who has ever lived in Southern Illinois knows that the climate here can be hard on all living things, humans, animals and plants alike. That's ...

Another Carbondale Main Street Volunteer Day Goes Off Without a Hitch

Filed under: Misc

    Three times a year, Greenridge Landscaping joins forces with Carbondale Main Street to coordinate the mass planting of annuals in C...