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postheadericon How to Control Green Pond Water Problems

How to Control Green Pond Water Problems

May be a pond keeper must have gone through all the ways of cleaning green pond water but still no gain. Cleaning fish pond dirty green water by natural methods, is very much possible, it just requires little patience, hard work, and time to get it resolve. Natural ways should be first attempted to treat algae so that the pond life is not affected. So, to be sure to make you solution work you better work on the cause for algal bloom simply by following below given steps:- 1 Have…

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How to Control Moles and Gophers

Do you have dirt hills in your yard or garden? Do you have plants getting destroyed or pulled underground? Here is a guide on how to control these problems. 1 Identify the problem that you are dealing with. If you have dirt hills in your yard or garden, most likely you have a mole or gopher problem. Moles will leave a dirt hill and the tunnel hole will be directly underneath the hill. Gophers will usually have a hole more to the side of the hill and sometime uncovered. 2…

postheadericon How to Control Scale Insects on Indoor Plants

How to Control Scale Insects on Indoor Plants

If inside plants are infested, you may be looking for a way to control scale insects on indoor plants. These tan or brown shell, sap-eating insects like to live on the stems or the leaves of the plants in your home or your greenhouse. Scale insects can look hemispherical, oval, or flat, and they can ruin a plant and stunt its growth by sucking out the sap. Scales can often be seen if you flip a leaf upside down and check out where the leaf portion of the plant joins…

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How to Control Pests

Two Methods:Ridding your Home of PestsKeeping Your Yard and Garden Free of PestsCommunity Q&A Pests are organisms that occur where they are not wanted. Common household pests include ants, cockroaches, carpet beetles, silverfish, fruit flies, meal moths, stink bugs, and rodents. Gardens are prey to mites, moths, beetles, aphids, caterpillars, and rodents. Whether you’re fighting voracious caterpillars in your garden or bugs in your house, follow these steps to get rid of pests. Method 1 Ridding your Home of Pests 1 Identify the pest. While the preventative steps are similar…

postheadericon How to Control Corn Ear Worms

How to Control Corn Ear Worms

Two Methods:Check for EarwormsControl Corn EarwormsCommunity Q&A Corn earworms infest many different plants, but corn is their favorite host. Corn earworm larvae prefer to attack ears of corn, but will also feed on the plant leaves and stalks. Young earworms are green with black hair on their bodies and have black heads. As they mature, the worms can grow to 1 to 1 1/2 inches (2.54 to 3.81 cm) long and are pale green and yellow, or shades of brown and pink. Method 1 Check for Earworms 1 Check your…

postheadericon How to Control Grassy Weeds

How to Control Grassy Weeds

Three Parts:Preventing grassy weed growthIdentification of grassy weedsRemoving grassy weeds from your lawnCommunity Q&A Getting rid of any type of weeds in your lawn can be difficult. This is particularly true when it comes to grassy weeds. Grassy weeds can resemble the texture and style of other grass, making them a challenge to control because they’re both camouflaged and tightly bound into the lawn as a whole. The process for controlling grassy weeds can be broken down into three separate categories, prevention, identification and finally removal. In this article, you’ll…

postheadericon How to Control Codling Moth Organically

How to Control Codling Moth Organically

Two Methods:Corrugated Cardboard CatcherMolasses TrapCommunity Q&A Codling moth larvae are a major garden and agricultural pest. The codling larvae attacks apple orchards and also crab apples, pears, walnut and other fruit trees.[1] If these little pests are bothering your apple, nut and other fruit trees, it’s time to take charge! Ad Ingredients 1 cup vinegar 1/3 cup dark molasses 1/8 tsp ammonia 4 2/3 cup water Steps 1 Try two methods. The first method is to use cardboard to attract the larvae. The second method is to create a trap…

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How to Control Armyworms

Two Methods:Control Armyworms in GrassControl Armyworms in the FieldCommunity Q&A Armyworms are green-striped caterpillar larvae of the adult armyworm moth. Armyworms got their name because they travel in small armies, eating everything in their path. A common pest of grass, armyworms will also eat corn, beets, beans, clover, flax, millet and other grains. Method 1 Control Armyworms in Grass 1 Look for early signs of armyworm damage. Because they feed at night, you may not see the caterpillars right away. The earlier you treat the problem, the easier it is…

postheadericon How to Construct a Bar out of Beverage Cans

How to Construct a Bar out of Beverage Cans

The noble art of construction using nothing but beverage cans is not one practiced by many. However, it can be a rewarding and interesting experience. 1 Choose your design: this needs to be thought through before starting construction, because although there is some room for change later on, it’s much easier to choose now. 2 Choose your beverage: usually, the structure should be made with cans of your favorite beverage. The construction will be much better if the cans being used are the same. 3 Build the first layer by…

postheadericon How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

How to Conserve Water in Your Garden

Water is an everyday necessity that we often take for granted. Our survival depends on water, and yet we waste it every day, and often just by watering our garden. If you are interested in ways to conserve water in your garden, then think about following some proven steps for the future. 1 Conserve water by adding a couple layers of mulch to your garden and landscape after deep watering the areas in the spring. Mulch decreases evaporation because it lowers the temperature of the soil below it. 2 Consider…