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Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

You’ll figure out if you have a chewing insects problem by being observant in your garden. Look high, look low, and leave no leaf unturned. Most insects don’t hide in plain sight. You might even have to look for them at night to catch them. Today we’re honing in on...

Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

If you're looking for an amazing pest control option that is both organic and insanely effective, we've got what you desire in the form of beneficial nematodes. Adding beneficial nematodes to your spring garden arsenal is a great way to fight off soil dwelling pests...

Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Today we are following up on our blog series about mistakes gardeners commonly make. At Rainbow Gardens we want you to have the best experience when it comes to your gardening endeavors. There's a lot to remember when you enter the gardening world, so we're here to...

Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

With the fall season being one of the best for planting, we thought it might be a good idea to send out a few reminders about mistakes that people make when it comes to gardening and our tips for overcoming them.5 Common Gardening Mistakes1. Not following proper...

Rainbow Gardens’ Favorite Host Plants For Butterflies In San Antonio

Having an assortment of host and nectar plants is a great way to maximize your potential for butterflies visiting your landscape. Today we’ll let you in on some of Rainbow Gardens' favorite host plants for the butterflies we see here in San Antonio.5 Great Butterfly...

Butterflies Need Nectar Plants: Rainbow Gardens’ Faves

Nectar plants for butterflies are a hot topic this month. With the Monarch migration peaking in our city around October 20th, we are trying to do our part in spreading the word about how important it is for all of our city to do our part in supplying butterflies their...

5 Top San Antonio Native Nectar Plants For Butterflies

Most of us know that providing butterflies with nectar plants goes a long way in the preservation of these miraculous creatures. Did you know that Texas has more butterfly species than any other state? This is most likely due to Texas being located on the southern...

Unique, Fun Facts You May Not Have Heard About Some Pollinators

We have a real treat for you with our blog on fun facts about bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Have a read and gain some quirky facts to share at your next get together. I don't think you'll be disappointed.Bees: Young at heart. Old bees can reverse their brain...

Bringing in the Pollinators: What Plants Do They Really Look For?

Most of you have heard by now how important pollinators are for our livelihood and some of our food sources. No pollination, no food! With our precious pollinator populations declining, we need to do all we are able to do to help them repopulate. It’s a real problem,...

5 Ways to Attract Pollinators to your San Antonio Landscape

Today's blogs lays out what you need to focus on if you want to attract pollinators to your San Antonio landscapes. Follow these 5 tips and you'll be on your way to inviting pollinators of all types to your gardens. Be sure to check out the extra links for more...

Wildflowers and Pollinators Go Hand in Hand: Save the Dates!

Rainbow Gardens is gearing up for fall's amazing season full of wildflowers and pollinators. Take a look at the dates we have reserved for some exciting events. We sure hope you'll be able to join us.Did you know you that in order to enjoy the beautiful wildflowers...

Planting Bluebonnets in San Antonio: It’s Just About Time!

Are you ready to start planting bluebonnets and other wildflowers to spread the love for our pollinators in San Antonio? We are, and we need all the help we can get. We want as many native, pollinator-friendly, plants that we can get in San Antonio, so we’re bringing...

Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 3

Welcome to the 3rd blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. If you've been following the series, this advice will sound familiar: Get your wildflower seeds planted in fall to enjoy the...

Wildflower Seeds for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 2

This is our second blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. In order to get the beautiful wildflowers you see in spring, you need to plant them in fall. There's just no way around it....

Wildflower Seeds For San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 1

Wildflower seed planting time is upon us and we've got you covered with some fabulous Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed packages. You can get a 1/4 lb. bag of this special blend at the nurseries this month and be able to plant a 500 sq. ft. wildflower meadow or spread...

Weeds are thieves. Prevent them from getting started.

Cool weather weeds are on their way to rearing their ugly heads in our turf. One weed plant in your turf now has the potential to be 1000 weed plants in your turf next year. Weeds are thieves! They steal compete with your plants and turf for nutrients, water, and...

Time to Treat for Grubs in Warm Season Turf Grasses

Summer brings on the battle against soil-dwelling insects, like grubs and chinch bugs, who chew their way through our warm-season grasses. Today's blog will give you some insight into why it is ideal to treat for grubs right now, and how to discern if you have these...

Keep Those Hummingbird Feeders Extra Clean

Now that the heat is revving up, you need to be more diligent than ever about the frequency with which you clean your hummingbird feeders. The summer sun can turn the sugar water in your hummingbird feeders sour into a cesspool of bacteria in a few days; even quicker...

Spider Mites: When Hot Weather Rolls In, So Do These Detrimental Pests

Dry hot weather brings on the spider mites; they just love it! Know what else they love besides dry, hot weather… tomatoes, junipers, marigolds, and the list goes on and on. But what really turns these suckers on is seeing a plant that is in distress. That’s when...

A Few Common “Chewing” Pests and Solutions

We are taking on a few of the most common “chewing” pests in today’s blog. These pests can strip the foliage, create unsightly holes or tear and shred the leaves of your plants. With consistent observation many of these “chewers” can be removed manually, lessening the...
Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

Are Chewing Insects Destroying Your Garden?

You’ll figure out if you have a chewing insects problem by being observant in your garden. Look high, look low, and leave no leaf unturned. Most insects don’t hide in plain sight. You might even have to look for them at night to catch them. Today we’re honing in on...

read more
Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

Beneficial Nematodes: Tiny But Mighty!

If you're looking for an amazing pest control option that is both organic and insanely effective, we've got what you desire in the form of beneficial nematodes. Adding beneficial nematodes to your spring garden arsenal is a great way to fight off soil dwelling pests...

read more
Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Part 2: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Today we are following up on our blog series about mistakes gardeners commonly make. At Rainbow Gardens we want you to have the best experience when it comes to your gardening endeavors. There's a lot to remember when you enter the gardening world, so we're here to...

read more
Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

Part 1: How To Avoid Mistakes Gardeners Often Make

With the fall season being one of the best for planting, we thought it might be a good idea to send out a few reminders about mistakes that people make when it comes to gardening and our tips for overcoming them.5 Common Gardening Mistakes1. Not following proper...

read more
Weeds are thieves. Prevent them from getting started.

Weeds are thieves. Prevent them from getting started.

Cool weather weeds are on their way to rearing their ugly heads in our turf. One weed plant in your turf now has the potential to be 1000 weed plants in your turf next year. Weeds are thieves! They steal compete with your plants and turf for nutrients, water, and...

read more
Time to Treat for Grubs in Warm Season Turf Grasses

Time to Treat for Grubs in Warm Season Turf Grasses

Summer brings on the battle against soil-dwelling insects, like grubs and chinch bugs, who chew their way through our warm-season grasses. Today's blog will give you some insight into why it is ideal to treat for grubs right now, and how to discern if you have these...

read more
A Few Common “Chewing” Pests and Solutions

A Few Common “Chewing” Pests and Solutions

We are taking on a few of the most common “chewing” pests in today’s blog. These pests can strip the foliage, create unsightly holes or tear and shred the leaves of your plants. With consistent observation many of these “chewers” can be removed manually, lessening the...

read more
6 Ways to Avoid Disease/Fungus Issues on your Plants

6 Ways to Avoid Disease/Fungus Issues on your Plants

Fungus and disease can wreak havoc on your gardens by developing on one plant and quickly spreading to others. At Rainbow Gardens we strive to make every effort to offer you the healthiest plants possible, but sometimes weather conditions and other variables you can't...

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Pests & Diseases

Butterflies Need Nectar Plants: Rainbow Gardens’ Faves

Butterflies Need Nectar Plants: Rainbow Gardens’ Faves

Nectar plants for butterflies are a hot topic this month. With the Monarch migration peaking in our city around October 20th, we are trying to do our part in spreading the word about how important it is for all of our city to do our part in supplying butterflies their...

read more
5 Top San Antonio Native Nectar Plants For Butterflies

5 Top San Antonio Native Nectar Plants For Butterflies

Most of us know that providing butterflies with nectar plants goes a long way in the preservation of these miraculous creatures. Did you know that Texas has more butterfly species than any other state? This is most likely due to Texas being located on the southern...

read more
Planting Bluebonnets in San Antonio: It’s Just About Time!

Planting Bluebonnets in San Antonio: It’s Just About Time!

Are you ready to start planting bluebonnets and other wildflowers to spread the love for our pollinators in San Antonio? We are, and we need all the help we can get. We want as many native, pollinator-friendly, plants that we can get in San Antonio, so we’re bringing...

read more
Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 3

Wildflowers for San Antonio and Hill Country: Part 3

Welcome to the 3rd blog in a 3 part series highlighting the beautiful wildflower seeds that are in our Hill Country Pollinator Mix seed bags. If you've been following the series, this advice will sound familiar: Get your wildflower seeds planted in fall to enjoy the...

read more

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