About Jeff Rugg

Jeff Rugg

Jeff Rugg

With degrees in science, zoology, horticulture and landscape architecture Rugg uses his many interests to help others learn about nature. He has managed garden centers in Texas and Illinois and owned a water garden and wild bird nature store.

He is currently an employee of Pond Supplies of America. His articles and photographs have appeared in Pond Keeper, Water Garden Magazine, Landscape Architect and Specifier News, Landscape Contractor Magazine, Ponds USA, American Nurseryman and other publications. He is currently an Illinois Certified Nurseryman and Registered Landscape Architect.

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Too Much Pollen Apr 17, 2019

Q: On the news, I have seen amazing pictures of the clouds of pine tree pollen in North Carolina. Why is there so much this spring? Is there something wrong with the trees? Why are the trees producing so much pollen? A: There is nothing wrong with th... Read More

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Layering Techniques Apr 10, 2019

Q: We don't have a lot of money for landscaping, but we want to propagate several shrubs in our yard. We want the plants to be the same kind and have the same color leaves and flowers. We figured that collecting and using seeds would potentially give... Read More

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Clover and Weed Control Apr 03, 2019

Q: There is an outbreak of clover on my lawn and in my flower beds. It has been spreading for several years. I tried a pre-emergent weed killer, and it didn't help. What do you recommend to prevent it from taking over the whole lawn? A: There was a t... Read More