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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Paperwhite Narcissus and Amaryllis Nov 14, 2018

Q: I saw a display of Paperwhite narcissus and amaryllis bulbs at the store. The sign said that the bulbs didn't even need to be watered — they would just grow and bloom on their own. That seems too good to be true. I bought several. What kind ... Read More

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Lawn Fertilization Nov 07, 2018

Q: We moved from California to Wisconsin back in June. One of my neighbors said that he fertilizes his lawn in November. I know there is a difference between my old warm-season lawn and a cool-season lawn, but November, really? What do you think? A: ... Read More

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Keeping Varmints Away Oct 31, 2018

Q: Wild animals have been coming around our neighborhood at night and causing a lot of trouble. We think it's raccoons, but we have not seen them. What can we do to keep them out of our yard? A: Urban wildlife comes in all sorts of species and sizes.... Read More