The Little Green Apple
A Place For Lawn & Garden Enthusiasts to Find Answers  



Home...there's no place like it

We've put together quite a bit of information throughout these pages collected from our experiences as well as the authority of Master gardeners and county extensions from across the U.S.A. to give you the best lawn care advice available. You'll also find some gardening tips only a salty old landscaper would know.

Lawn Core Aeration

Choosing The Best Grass Seed

Planting Fall Bulbs

Fertilizing and Watering Bulbs

How to Grow Roses in Winter

Shade Gardening

Daylily Care

The Lighter Side of Roses

Hydrangea Care Awareness

Solutions For The Small Garden Space

Mowing Techniques

Mowing Height Chart

Top Rated Lawn Mowers

Top Rated Lawn Tractors

Lawn Mower Storage

Common Lawn Problems

Here's some of the most common symptoms to lawn health and the solutions to rehabilitate your lawn back to it's lushes look.

How To Diagnose A Lawn Problem


Dark Green Circles

Thatch-What is it?

Weeding Solutions

This page provides you with some tools and tips to managing weeds whenever they come around. And they will come around.


Weeds Growing in Cracks

Broadleaf Weed Control

Choosing A Broadleaf Herbicide

Poison Ivy

Homemade herbicidal soap

Pest Control Pages

If you've had insects, pests or unwanted visitors invading your lawn or garden you'll find some solutions here. Aphids, leafminers, grubs, chinch bugs or even deer, we'll show you how to fight back.

Pink Hibiscus Mealybug Alert

Ant Control


Slugs and Snails

Pest Controlling Herbs

More on Grubs

Most Common Rose Insect Pests

Carpenter Ants

Sod Webworms

Mole Removal and Prevention


Chinch Bugs

Good Bugs

Natural Pest Control Tips

Attracting birds

Mosquito Pest Control


Insecticide Spray Techniques

Insect Pests Guide


Landscape Ideas

If you're looking for some layouts, designs or planting suggestions you might find a few ideas on this page. This is a new to the Apple and as we tighten up the graphics we'll be adding more hardiness zones...time and weather permitting. If it's nice, we're outside, of course.

How To Make A Gravel Bed

How To Build A Simple Deck

Protecting Plants In the Winter

Ornamental Grass


Maples in the landscape

Patio Design

Maple bladder gall


The highs & lows of grass cutting

Your lawn's height can make a huge difference in it's overall health and well-being. Cut it too short and your inviting trouble. Taller grass keeps weeds away by blocking weed propagating seeds from getting to your soil. Good grass height also promotes deeper and stronger roots. The blade is proportional to the root. And it also helps to keep the sun from drying and damaging and compacting soil. Moist soil helps roots to breathe and clippings to decompose which produces nitrogen. About half of what your lawn needs in nutrition come from clippings. So, quit bagging it, start mulching it and you'll have a healthier lawn. Height is the key.

Here's a useful tool. Grass Height Mowing Chart

Fertilizing Tips

synthetic, organic, organic fertilizer recipe and other fertilizing topics.

Fertilizing Lawn

Fertilizing Trees and Shrubs


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