How to Vermicompost: Mother Nature’s Garden Helper

The old nursery rhyme “The worms crawl out, the worms crawl in” may have made the boys laugh and the girls shriek, but Mother Nature loves all of that wiggling in and out of garden dirt. If you’ve ever wondered how to vermicompost, this is a great resource to learn more about using vermiculture – [...]

2020-05-13T09:01:02-07:00October 17th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|1 Comment

Getting Your Garden Ready for Fall Plants

Bug and Weed Mart is thrilled to be offering a new monthly blog on gardening from our friends at Keep Phoenix Beautiful. Mary Lu Nunley is the Garden Manager for the Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Gardens. Each month she will be offering tips and advice for keeping your garden beautiful. You can also look to [...]

2020-05-08T10:54:19-07:00September 5th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We know what you’re thinking: Why would we, experts on pest control, be giving you tips on attracting birds, butterflies and other backyard wildlife? The thing is, while we pride ourselves on helping our customers get rid of pesky insects and home invaders, we also recognize how valuable most insects and other wildlife can be [...]

2020-05-08T10:56:34-07:00August 22nd, 2018|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments

Storing Weed and Pest Control Supplies

Where should I store my weed and pest control supplies? Because of the extreme heat here in the Valley of the Sun, knowing how and where to store your weed and pest control supplies is an important question. Should they be kept indoors? Outside in a shed? How long do they keep? While many pest [...]

5 Tips to Keep Your Phoenix Lawn Green

That’s right, no need to suffer from lawn envy from your neighbors this year. You can have your own green oasis with these five Phoenix lawn care tips: Get rid of thatch with a rake Thatch is essentially dead or dying grass. A very small amount of thatch is good for your yard, but too [...]

2020-05-08T11:01:44-07:00April 11th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|2 Comments

Transitioning from Winter Lawn to Bermuda Brass

We are at the end of March and your winter lawn may still look beautiful, but it’s time to start thinking about transitioning from winter lawn to Bermuda grass. Letting your rye lawn grow unchecked until the warm June temperatures kill it off, can damage your Bermuda grass and leave bare spots in your yard. [...]

2020-05-08T14:14:57-07:00March 28th, 2018|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|1 Comment

4 Easy Steps to Get Rid of Christmas Tree Bugs

This Christmas, before you deck any halls, consider taking four easy steps to keep from bringing bugs into your house via your Christmas tree. Maybe if Scrooge had followed these steps, he would not have said “Bah Humbug” so much. The fact is, your Christmas tree can be home to thousands of bugs, including aphids, [...]

National Weed Your Garden Day

With monsoon just around the corner, we encourage you to set some time aside on June 13th, National Weed Your Garden Day, to stop these unwanted plants from growing out of control and turning your yard into an overgrown mess! Apart from being unpleasing to the eye, an overgrown yard full of weeds presents an [...]

2020-05-08T14:15:37-07:00June 9th, 2017|Home & Garden Tips, Weeds|1 Comment

5 Mosquito Repellent Plants

Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying insects, and with growing concerns over the Zika virus, the fight against these pests is more vigilant than ever. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to keep mosquitoes from invading your property. One naturally helpful strategy is to add mosquito repellent plants in and around your home [...]

How to Protect Trees/Shrubs from Wind Damage

Monsoon has only just arrived, but as we head further into July and August, we will begin to see the storms peak. On average, it is during this time of year that we typically receive almost half of our annual rainfall in the Valley. While the monsoon calms the high temps somewhat, it can also [...]

2018-01-30T10:29:49-07:00July 20th, 2016|Home & Garden Tips|0 Comments