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Mole Control — What Works?

Faithful reader Brandy Bumpus says moles fighting moles in her yard is turning into trench warfare. She begs Grumpy for advice on the best way to get rid of these tunneling terrorists. As always, the ever-generous Grump is delighted to help.

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These Geese Must Go!

Geese are only nice swimming on someone else’s pond. When it’s YOUR pond, geese are the worst thing that can happen this side of a Justin Bieber skinny-dipping party. Let’s examine several different ways to give geese the heave-ho.

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Let It Snow? Oh, No!

Many Southerners hate snow. But have you ever asked your plants how they feel about it? No? Then put down that pitcher of spiked eggnog, turn off the 40-year old Bing Crosby tape, and hop to it. Because depending on the type and amount, snow can be a blessing or a curse for plants. Here’s why.

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The Real Poop on Manure

The soil of a great garden is like one of Grumpy’s posts. It’s loaded with manure. But slinging this stuff isn’t as simple as it sounds (although it sure is fun). Use the wrong kind or misapply it and your plants could shrivel instead of thrive. So take a nice, warm seat as Grumpy gives you the poop on using […]

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“Indoor Plant Decor” — Houseplants With Style

Cold weather bids us to take our gardening indoors lest we freeze our plump, pink cheeks. But as anyone who’s ever received a houseplant will attest, the first question that usually comes to mind isn’t, “How do I grow it?” Instead, it’s, “What do I do with this dang thing?” Well, glorioski, finally there’s a book that shows dozens of easy, […]

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What’s Wrong With My Crepe Myrtle? 4 Common Problems

Crepe myrtles are for the most part trouble-free. That’s why lazy slobs like Grumpy like them so much. But certain problems do crop up in summer that make you want to pull out the magnifying glass and burn some ants. Here are some of the most common problems and what to do about them.

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These Little Ants Are Driving Me Nuts!!!

I can’t take it any more! Little black ants. They’re everywhere! On the counter, on my desk, in the pantry, they’re in my brain! Please make them go away. Please. Grumpy needs your help! Aaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!!

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What’s Wrong With My $#@*%! Tomatoes?

This is the time of year I”m glad I belong to the oppressed minority of people out there who don’t like eating fresh, homegrown tomatoes. Because awful things happen to tomato plants in summer. Here are five of the most common problems and what you can do about them.

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4 Great Garden Gifts for Dad

Next Sunday, June 16, is arguably the greatest day in the whole year — Father’s Day. Wouldn’t you like to show Dad how utterly grateful you are for his mere existence? Fortunately, Grumpy is a Dad who gardens, so here is his list of great garden gifts for Dad that Grumpy himself has tested and approved.

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Why Are My Gardenia’s Leaves Turning Black?

When terrible things happen to your plants, who are you going to call? The all-knowing Grumpy, of course! Who else would know why your gardenia’s leaves are turning black and what you can to fix it?

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