Weekly Lawn & Garden Tips
2/20/17- All my life through, the sights of nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie
How do I get rid of moles in the lawn? Gary, Lewisburg,WV
Grubs are eating the roots of the grasses. A good grubicide can be applied in the spring. For immediate results when the ground thaws, you can attack the moles that eat the grubs. You could apply chewing gum with the wraps on them into the holes. Be sure to use gloves to avoid human scent. This will literally gum up their intestines and they will move the colony to greener pastures. Another good remedy comes from a farmer in the mid west. He uses cinnamon in the holes. This raises havoc with their noses. A blast of rock and roll music will have them covering their ears.
Can I use my expired vitamins, if I grind them up, on my plants? Ann, Willimantic, CT
You can use them in the soil. One of our producers and garden hobbyist has been using multi-vitamins in the soil medium for his orchids with excellent results. Mix them thoroughly and use them sparingly. They act as catalysts for other minerals in the earth.
When is the best time to force forsythia? Charlotte, Narragansett, RI
As soon as the buds are large they can be forced open. If you pick them as small buds, you can watch the bud swell indoors. You can have bigger blooms if Mother Nature does the swelling outdoors. It is best to use distilled water, as with any flower in a vase. Let the water sit in a window for a few days before inserting flowers or would-be flowers.
Thank you Mort for the years of garden advice. My son learned from his grandfather, my dad, as well. He is 32 and has a wondrous garden in a very small area at his Boston home. You have taught us well. Kish, Uncasville, CT
It does my heart good to know we are leaving the earth a better place than what we found. Thank you.
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