Pest & Problem Fixes
Planting the right varieties for your region and your interests isn't enough: To have the best garden you can have you must go on the offensive to prevent and treat any pest and insect infestations in your landscape. Start with animal pests, including destructive rabbits, deer, and moles. They can quickly chew plants down to the ground or dig up under a lawn, ruining your yard. Deter them with the top resistant plants for your region. Or use one of the various protection methods that keep these animals from making headway. Insects, diseases, and weeds are also troublesome issues for a gardener. To get rid of them, learn to identify the worst ones, which help you learn the best ways to control and eliminate them (including ideas to draw bats to your yard). Common pests such as aphids, cabbage loopers, cucumber beetles, Japanese beetles, and fall webworms are menaces, but there are organic methods to deal with them. Snakes are often harmless, but nonetheless there are things to keep in mind when you do encounter them in the garden. Finally, dogs may be man's best friends, but they can be a true hassle in the garden. Fortunately there is balance -- having a great yard and having active dogs. Find tips to peacefully coexist.
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Editors' Picks: Top Rabbit-Resistant Plants
Is your garden on the menu for rabbits in your area? Here are 23 plants they’ll turn their noses up to.
How to Get Rid of Moles
Moles can wreak havoc in your lawn and garden. See how to get rid of them.
Tips for Deterring Deer
Deer can be quite brazen when it comes to your garden and landscape. Try these tips for deterring them.
Top Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Region
Deer may invade your garden, but these plants don’t appeal to their munching ways.
Stopping Cats in the Garden
Wandering cats may not be the wildlife in your garden you want. Here are ways to deter them.
Weed Identification Guide
Discover 35 common weeds, where they grow, and how to control them. See our guide.
Identifying & Controlling Garden Pests
Insect pests can cause unattractive problems in your garden. Keep them at bay with these tips.
Save Your Roses from Black Spot
Black spot is a fungal disease that can spread rapidly. Learn how to combat this disease.
Stop Hornworms in Your Garden
Hungry tomato hornworms feed on tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants. Here's how to stop them.
How to Get Rid of Bugs in Your Garden
There are good bugs and bad bugs. Identify and eliminate the bad bugs in your garden.
Stop Grubs in Your Lawn
Grubs can cause big problems in your lawn. See how to stop them in their tracks.
How to Control Powdery Mildew
This fungal disease affects many plants. Learn how to prevent it from hurting your garden.