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Köppen Climate Classification: How to Use the Other Plant Map
Environment, Gardening, Home and Garden, Landscaping

Köppen Climate Classification: How to Use the Other Plant Map

When you have a question about landscaping in your geographical area, you might consult the Farmer’s Almanac for planting charts or frost dates, or look at the USDA’s Plant Hardiness Zone Map for plant hardiness. But there is another chart that could help you with your landscape decisions — the Köppen climate classification system. […]

Formosan termite alates, also known as swarmers, captured on a sticky trap used to monitor populations. USDA photo by Scott Bauer.
Pest control

Pest Control for Termites

They don’t just buzz, annoy and sting. Termites chow down on a valuable asset: your house. And when those hidden, hungry explorers fill their bellies, humans have to empty their wallets to undo the damage. “No question, without a doubt they certainly cause the most structural damage to a dwelling,” […]

Tree Root Removal: A How-to Guide
Tree care

Tree Root Removal: A How-to Guide

You thought you were done with that tree when the chainsaw fell silent. Not so fast. You still have to deal with tree roots. Tree roots are an entirely different beast. Depending on the size of the tree or the reason for the removal, you may even need to call […]