How to Prevent Apple Pests and Diseases

Apple diseases

Are you tired of biting into one your apples to find worms?

Do you want to know how to keep your apples disease free?

With fall in the air, here at Rootwell, we have been looking into fall’s favorite treat, the apple. Growing apples can save you money and provide your family healthy fruit. However, with growing apples comes pests and diseases and to spray pesticides seems to defeat the purpose of growing your own fruit in the first place. Today, we are going to discuss different diseases and pests and how to prevent them.

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Tips and Tricks for Caring For Roses

Rose care

Are you looking for tips on how to care for your roses?

Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about the history behind the rose in The History of Roses.

Today, we will conclude Rose Friday series. We are finishing up with a few tips and tricks that we have learned throughout our series. Whether you are looking for the history behind the rose, what a yellow rose means or what the best type of rose is, we have covered it during our Rose Friday article series.

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How to Save Money On Organic Apples Part 2

Apple tree in container

Did you know you can grow apple trees in containers?

Welcome back and happy Wednesday! I am excited to conclude this series about saving money and growing apple trees. Yesterday, in How to Save Money On Organic Apples, we discussed my love for apples in the fall and the best way to save money on organic apples is to grow your own.

I know, it sounds hard but it doesn’t have to be.

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How to Save Money On Organic Apples Part 1

Apple tree

Did you know that apples have been #1 on the dirty dozen for two years in a row?

Would you like to have organic apples without paying too much money?

Back in July, I wrote an article discussing what fruits and vegetables were on the dirty dozen in The Dirty Dozen and The Clean Fifteen. To be on the dirty dozen, the fruit or vegetable would have to rank in the top 12 out of 47 in the amount of pesticides they contained. When fall hits, I think of apples and my love for all things apple.

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The History Of Roses

Rose history

When was the first rose given?

Have roses always been so romantic?

Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about The Meaning Behind Rose Colors.

The Rose – A History

Have you ever wondered when the first rose was given or if a rose has always been able to apologize for someone? Thousands of years ago, were people comforted after losing a loved one by a rose? Today, the rose is a powerful expression of love and can be the crown jewel in a garden. Did roses always captivate us?

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High Levels of E. Coli Found In Water Samples

Standing water in yard

Have you been watching the news about the E. coli outbreak?

Do you fear that there could be E. coli in your backyard?

Recently, the news has been full of reports about E. coli outbreaks. In June of this year, New Orleans had an outbreak that tragically resulted in the death of an infant. Are you aware that water can carry E. coli? Did you know that when storm water collects and is not properly controlled, it can affect our lakes?

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Storm Water Causes Department of Transportation to Pay Fines

Storm water

Do you find that you have a lot of storm water runoff?

Did you know you could be issued a fine for it?

We have all seen storm water runoff and maybe even have it in our own backyards. While that storm water may seem harmless, it is known for encouraging the spread of many diseases such as E. Coli. Storm water can also cause pollution, and for The California Department of Transportation it was a very expensive dilemma.

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The Meaning Behind Rose Colors

Rose color meaningHave you ever been sent roses and have been unsure of the meaning behind it?

Are you looking to send that special someone a rose, but do know what color to choose?

Welcome back to Rose Friday. Rose Friday is our weekly series where we discuss tips and how to care for roses. Last week, we talked about 4 Tips to Protecting Your Roses Against Winter.

Ladies, have you ever been sent yellow roses and wondered what your admirer was trying to say? Gentlemen, have you wanted to communicate through a rose?

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How to Understand Gardening Zones

USA Gardening Zones

Do you want to plant flowers, shrubs and trees, but don’t know what zone you are?

Are you wondering what a “zone” is?

Then this article is for you. Today, we are taking a deeper look into gardening zones. We are going to answer what a zone is, why it is important to gardeners and what zone you live in. Whether you have a green thumb or you are new to the gardening world, knowing about zones is going to make gardening easier.

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5 Reasons Container Gardening Is Right for You

Container Garden

Have you always wanted to garden?

Does where you live restrict your ability to garden?

There are many reasons why using containers to garden might be right for you. Container gardening can offer you an easy flexible way to garden that can keep things mobile. It can also be a solution for those of us who live in apartments or have certain rules about gardening in our neighborhoods. Today, we are going to take a deeper look at 5 reasons that container gardening is right for you.

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