IDC/amanaimagesRF/amana images/Getty ImagesStrawberries (Fragaria x ananassa) are prolifically producing plants that thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture hardiness zones 4 to 8, a range that takes in all but the coldest parts of northwest Wisconsin. With proper care and careful selection of a cultivar, gardeners throughout the state can produce a crop of summertime berries.
Begin pruning an eastern red cedar when the tree is around 5 years of age.Cedar trees need no other care other than occasional pruning.Cedar trees never recover from a major incident that breaks the main center branch or & 34;leader,& 34; such as a lightning strike or high wind damage, so in these cases removal of the tree is recommended.
Onion image by Zbigniew Nowak from Fotolia.comThe onion is one of the oldest vegetables, believed to have originated in Asia around 3500 B.C. Onions grow well in cold weather, which makes them one of the first crops you can plant in the spring in Pennsylvania.Work the soil once the frost leaves the ground, usually sometime in March in Pennsylvania.
Rose bed. image by mdb from Fotolia.comPlastic sheeting has many uses in the home garden. Both black and clear plastic also preserve soil moisture. Laying plastic over your garden beds is best done before planting or in late winter and early spring when the plants are still dormant.Prepare the bed for laying plastic.
Zoonar/S.Heap/Zoonar/Getty ImagesBagworms (Theridopteryx ephemeraeformis) are moth larvae that feed on various deciduous and evergreen bushes. They emerge in late spring to early summer, spinning protective cases of silk and foliage around themselves. The spindle-shaped bags reach about 2 inches in length by summer& 39;s end, when they quit feeding and start pupating.
Zitronen image by leiana from Fotolia.comLemon trees can easily become infested with insects, and getting rid of these insects can be easy or difficult, depending on the type of pest you’re dealing with. Orangedog caterpillars and snails can also create serious problems in your lemon tree. To control these lemon tree pests, you must use either a miticide, an insecticide, horticultural and dormant oils, Bacillus thuringiensis or an insecticidal soap.