Designing a Pond

Lessons Learned I love almost everything about my little pond (about 10' x 7') but I certainly didn't build it perfectly. There's probably a reason people make their living creating ponds for people who can't do it themselves... Mosquitos Latest lesson is about water movement. Guess what? The movement of 1000 G per hour at... Continue Reading →

Help, My Lawn Has Been Thrashed!

CHAFER BEETLE DAMAGE Female chafers lay 20-40 eggs over their lifespan. They are laid singly, 5–10 centimetres (2.0–3.9 in) deep in moist soil, and take 2 weeks to hatch. The grubs hatch by late July. In frost zones, the grubs feed until November, then move deeper into the soil. In frost-free areas, the larva will... Continue Reading →

Critters

Pretty much every time I go into the garden I see the holes dug by hungry big cute rodents. They're turning over all that turf that I carefully dug and up-ended to "self-compost" under the wood chip mulch. And seemingly throwing around the edging bricks. They're heavy! But with at least four of them, it... Continue Reading →

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