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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Fishponds Jul 11, 2018

Q: A few weeks ago, you mentioned that there is a weedkiller for grass in a flowerbed. That is the problem I have. Can you suggest one that would work? A: The Hi-Yield brand makes the simply named Grass Killer Postemergence Grass Herbicide. The Ortho... Read More

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Saving Evergreens Jul 04, 2018

Q: My parents have old evergreen bushes in front of their home that have gotten out of hand, and I'm wondering if we can save them. They are over 7 feet tall and need to be significantly trimmed down. The problem is that the branches are bare underne... Read More

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Weedkillers Jun 27, 2018

Q: I went to buy weedkiller at the store and I got so confused that I didn't buy any. There are weeds under the shrubs and in the lawn. Is there one product that will cover both situations? Is it better to use liquid or dry weedkiller? Should I apply... Read More