Learn to recognize and report all life stages of the spotted lanternfly. Visit ag.umass.edu/landscape/fact-sheets/spotted-lanternfly to learn more.
Watering in the mornings rather than the evenings can reduce slug damage to plant leaves such as hostas.
If a flower stem appears on a rhubarb plant, remove it. A flower may mean that the plant is in need of dividing, which you would do early next spring, or perhaps a soil amendment of manure of compost would be helpful.
Let’s see your pollinator garden photos! Post them to Facebook or Instagram and be sure to tag Plant Something MA using @PlantSomethingMA. There is still time to pledge to Grow Wild and add your town/city to the map. Visit plantsomethingma.org/pollinator/growingwild/ to learn more!