Aphids or Gnats Are Infesting My Potting Soil?

Answer Serious pest infestations of plants impair growth, cause wilted leaves and even plant death. Most houseplant pests, like aphids, feed off of the plant's internal juices via the leaves and stems, bu... Read More »

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How do I use mosquito dunks to control gnats infesting houseplants?

Bacillus thuringiensis ssp. israelensis (BT) is a natural bacteria used to control fungus gnats in houseplants. BT is the bacteria found in "mosquito dunks," doughnut-shaped objects that are used t... Read More »

Is Soil Better for Plant Growth Than Potting Soil?

Owning your own land and home is a big part of the American dream, just as sweet a thought as homemade apple pie. Numerous states, including West Virginia, have plenty of land available. Whether yo... Read More »

Can we use potting soil as lawn soil?

It is possible to use potting soil on lawns. It is an excellent way to seed a lawn, as potting soil is specially formulated to help seed grow and root. It also holds water better than plain soil an... Read More »

How do I get rid of soil gnats on vegetable seedlings?

Killing and Trapping the GnatsLet the soil dry completely to kill the gnat larvae or lay down sticky yellow gnat traps around the base of the seedling to catch the adults. Allow the soil to dry com... Read More »