The main goal of pruning and staking tomatoes is to keep the fruits off the soil and promote air circulation within the foliage of the plant. Pruned plants produce bigger and earlier fruits because more of the plant energy is channeled into fruit production and ripening and not into the bran…

Lilacs are known for what is called “sucker growth.” This is when the plant sprouts new growth from the root system. Some varieties are more prone to this than others, so to minimize suckering, choose varieties that generally sucker less. Do some research before making your purchase.

Does your lawn show wilting and browning of irregularly shaped areas? If so you may have an infestation of white grubs. There could be many reasons for lawn browning, especially in late summer when rainfall is not abundant. White grubs feed on the roots of grass. Check the root zone of affec…

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