Gardening Tips

Ticks Part 2 and Turf

Gardening Tips

Last week I wrote about ticks and tick borne diseases. This week I will continue that topic but first, some lawn care tips. Late May to early June is a good time to fertilize your lawn and kill broadleaf weeds, if you choose to do so. The very best time to fertilize is early September, but right now is the […]

Ticks, deer and other


Thirty years ago very few humans were ever bitten by a tick in this part of the country. Part of my job as a Cornell Extension Agent was to identify insects and other pests for local residents and occasionally (perhaps once a year) someone would bring in a bitten dog or wood tick that bit a human. Human tick bites […]

And still it rains


I t seems that as soon as I complain about the current weather conditions, those conditions change by the time this column gets printed in your local paper. Well, in this case, that has not happened, as it has rained on 16 of the past 18 days with no end in sight. To declare that this has put a damper […]


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