Monthly Archives: July 2012

Garden how-to guide

Dandelions in the lawn

The common dandelion (botanical name: Taraxacum officinale) is found in temperate regions all over the world. It is a tap-rooted biennial or perennial plant and is entirely edible in fact dandelion leaves are high in vitamins A and C, iron, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and copper, and may be used as salad greens. In spring before flowers appear, […]

Garden how-to guide

How to control Chickweed

What is Chickweed? To get rid of chickweed it helps to understand the plant and its life cycle. This is a brief description of Common Chickweed (Stellaria media), how it grows and a few suggested methods of keeping it out of your garden, lawn and ornamental beds. Chickweed is a cool season annual plant native to Europe […]