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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Tree Flagging Sep 19, 2018

Q: My old maple tree has a few dead, bare branches at the top, and next to them, there are a couple of branches with leaves that started turning brown and getting their fall color in the middle of the summer. What can I do to save the rest of the tre... Read More

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Lawn Mushrooms Sep 12, 2018

Q: My lawn was looking fine until the recent rains. Now there are several colors and sizes of mushrooms popping up all over the lawn and in the flowerbeds. Some orange ones are even growing on top of the roots of one of the oak trees. What should be ... Read More

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Potted Plant Insects Sep 05, 2018

Q: It is almost that time of year again when we need to move our houseplants indoors. Last year we also moved in annoying small, black gnats. At first, we noticed them in the room with the plants. Over the winter, they moved into the bathroom. Every ... Read More