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Check out these tips and tricks to help your garden be a blooming success! Our team is also always available to help you out – give us a call if you have any questions.

Helpful Links

Bonide Q&A Center

Answers to a range of topics, from organic gardening to household pests.

Bulb Calendar

A monthly to-do list for your bulbs from the Dig Drop Done Foundation.

Gardening Terms

Great for budding green thumbs – learn the lingo of the garden!

How-To Videos

View Monrovia’s tutorials about a variety of gardening topics!

Safe Pesticide Use

Always be careful when handling chemicals. Read these guidelines from Bonide.

Beneficial Insects

Instead of using pesticides to get rid of a bug problem, introduce some beneficial insects into your garden! While they won’t completely get rid of pests, they will control them enough to leave your plants unharmed. The continued food supply will keep the beneficial insects around!

If you do bring in beneficial insects, keep in mind that any pesticides you use will also kill them as well. But, these guys are a 100% organic pest control solution!

Praying mantids eat:

  • Aphids
  • Thrips
  • Flies
  • Maggots
  • Leafhoppers
  • White grubs
  • Earwigs
  • Chinch bugs
  • Sow bugs

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Lady bugs eat:

  • Aphids
  • Scales
  • Mealy bugs
  • Boil worms
  • Leafhoppers
  • Corn ear worms

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Lacewings eat:

  • Aphids
  • Mites
  • Whiteflies
  • Mealbugs
  • Leafhoppers
  • Thrips

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Nematodes eat:

  • Flea larvae
  • White grubs
  • Cutworms
  • Corn root worms
  • Strawberry weevils
  • Cabbage root maggots
  • Fungus gnat larvae
  • Asian beetles

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Downloadables

Bloom Times of Perennials - Martin's Home & Garden - Murfreesboro TN

Bloom Times of Perennials

Bring your garden beds to life every season with perennials that come back each year. Use this timeline to have color in your garden year-round!

Companion Planting

By paying attention to what different plants can bring to your garden, you can increase your vegetable harvest this growing season!

Forcing Bulbs

Did you know that you can trick your bulbs into thinking winter is over much sooner? Learn how to get beautiful spring color while snow is still on the ground.

Mulch Matters

Our friends at Monrovia created this to teach you why its important to mulch your garden. You’ll also learn which nutrients each type of mulch provides your plants.

Planting Bulbs

Planting bulbs may seem daunting, but don’t get intimidated. We’ll give you some tips on how and when to get them in the ground, and more!

Plants That Attract Bees

Bees are pollinators, and pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem. Help them by including these plants in your garden!

Plants That Attract Butterflies

Butterflies are pollinators, and pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem. Help them by including these plants in your garden!

Plants That Attract Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are pollinators, and pollinators are an important part of our ecosystem. Help them by including these plants in your garden!

Seed Potatoes: Planting & Harvesting - Martin's Home & Garden - Murfreesboro TN

Seed Potatoes

Potatoes are an easy vegetable to grow! Learn how to choose a good seed potato, how to plant them, and how to harvest your new spuds.

Starter Onions: Planting & Harvesting - Martin's Home & Garden - Murfreesboro TN

Starter Onions

Onions are an easy vegetable to grow! Learn when to plant them, how to plant them, and how to harvest your new onions.