Pesky weed takes effort to remove from lawn and garden.
Confused with pesky brown stink bugs, these true bugs attack tomatoes, but will drown in soapy water.
Squirrels and voles are among the likely culprits for chewing outdoor fixtures.
The elm trees in east Sacramento, particularly between Folsom Boulevard and T Street, are amazing. They appear to be different than the elms downtown; whereas those are much taller and more stately, the ones in east Sacramento have a broader canopy and darker bark, and the branches twist and bend in an almost sinister way.
I live in El Dorado Hills and use a planter box to grow tomatoes. Something is eating good-sized holes into the green tomatoes. In the past, I have had problems with birds pecking holes in them but this damage does not look the same.
I have a navel orange tree approximately 20 years old. It has produced a great crop of fruit each year.
What's going on here? I've been gardening for 50 years and I've never seen anything like this deformed squash. It looks like a gourd crossed with a zucchini with a big, bulbous end.
I've lived in Sacramento for a few springs now and am still not that familiar with the horticulture. But I do have a burning question.
Last summer, I noticed the telltale signs of mites on my eggplant and squash. Can mites be eradicated using non-pesticidal means? If not, what are the best anti-mite products available?
My husband and I are in our 70s, can't afford a lot of work on the yard and can't do it ourselves. Some years ago, portions of the yard were filled in with plastic sheeting and small rocks in hope of keeping the weeds out. Naturally, over time it backfired. Short of having the yard dug up, is there anything we can plant that will reach through the rocks and flourish?
Our Black Jack fig tree is in its second year. This past year, it developed a brown-leaf problem. About 15 percent of the young tree was affected. The leaves eventually dry up and fall off.
For decades, our large yard had what we referred to as "native California grass." That is, it was green and had blades and was some kind of grass, even if clearly not sod-perfect.