Monthly Archives: May 2016

Eddie’s Corner: Make your Garden a Hummingbird Paradise

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

HummingbirdHummingbirds can be an exciting addition to your backyard wildlife habitat. And with just a little preparation, you can greatly increase the chances of attracting hummingbirds to your yard and garden.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Thinning Fruit

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Apple TreeThis is truly an exciting, yet sometimes sad time of the year. We survived a slight freeze a couple of weeks ago and most gardens are getting ready to be planted. Some gardens have even starting growing. Flowers have been blooming. Small fruit is on fruit trees and growing, but the sad thing is that it’s time to remove some of the growing fruit.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: What are these strange little mounds I find in my lawn?

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Digger bee moundWe have received several calls over the past couple of weeks about small mounds of dirt in the bare spots in the yard. They also comment that they have seen a small hole in the middle of the mound and bees are flying over this area. The critter that is causing this situation is called digger bees.  Continue reading