Gardening Indexes at: Yahoo | Google
Online Botanic Reference Sites by William Rubel
Ortho: Product Guide
See Also: Lawn Care
how-to-care-for-your-lawn at howtodothings.com
Rutgers Cooperative Research & Extension of Somerset County at RCE
Pests of Homes, Structures, People, and Pets at UC Davis
You Bet Your Garden at WHYY, Philadelphia, by Mike McGrath
www.forestry-sales.com/insects/INTRODUCTION TO TREE INSECT
Bugwood Network entomology, forestry, forest health
Get Growing with Farmer Fred - Central and N. California
UC Davis Small Farm Center
2006 Arbor Day Foundation update
In response to requests for up-to-date information, the Arbor Day Foundation developed the new zones based on the most recent 15 years' data available from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's 5,000 National Climatic Data Center cooperative stations across the United States.
The new map reflects that many areas have become warmer since 1990 when the last USDA hardiness zone map was published. Significant portions of many states have shifted at least one full hardiness zone.
Lookup your first and last freeze/frost dates by zip code
Changes from 1990 to 2006 at ArborDay.org
See Also: Plant Hardiness Zones at thegardenhelper.com
Many places e.g. Los Angeles (zone 9-11), Truckee, CA (zones 5b-7b), New Brunswick, NJ (6a-7a), cover a range depending on where you are in the city.
See: usna.usda.gov/Hardzone/ (N. America)
|Zn ||Minimum Temp
|1 ||< -50° F ||Fairbanks
|2 ||-50 to -40° ||Prudhoe Bay, AK
|3 ||-40 to -30° ||International Falls, MN; N. Montana, Jackson Hole, Calgary
|4 ||-30 to -20° ||SD, VT, Park City, Vail
|5 ||-20 to -10° ||Denver, Des Moines, IL, W. MA, Whistler
|6 ||-10 to 0° ||St. Louis, NJ, Boston, Lake Tahoe
|7 || 0 to 10° ||Oklahoma City, VA
|8 || 10 to 20° ||Dallas, Gainsville
|9 || 20 to 30° ||Sacramento, Houston; Central FL
|10 || 30 to 40° ||Victorville, CA; Miami
|11 || > 40° ||Honolulu; Mazatlan, Mex.
First frost dates:
weather.com | Bonnie Plants | Dave's Garden | Old Farmers Almanac
- Fall Watering:
One of the most neglected fall chores is watering...once the weather cools, we often forget that our plants still need water. In areas that freeze hard in the winter, late season watering is especially critical because roots will be unable to take in moisture when the soil is frozen. Be sure your gardens are well irrigated shortly before freeze up, whether by deep, soaking rains or by your irrigation system.
- Weed control
Wireless Deer Fence
Mike's Anti-Deer Recipe