Guest: Doug Rieck, HyVee Garden Manager, 86th & Douglas representing the Central iowa Water Garden Association.
See the Pond Tour "Plants, Ponds, Paradise" schedule & details at the CIWGA website
It's very late & very dry for applying grub preventive treatments. These & all treatments harm many organisms other than grubs. If you see damage to the lawn in late summer, apply the least toxic area to the affected arts of the lawn, reseed, and ask whether managment changes might reduce grubs next year, such as less irrigation.
Here is an ISU Extension publication on the topic of grubs, May 5, 2008: Looking Ahead to White Grubs in the Lawn
Hummingbird feeders should be taken down, cleaned and replaced with fresh sugar water every day in hot weather. If purchasing a new feeder, look first at how easy it is to clean. Have on hand a set of bottlebrushes & pipe cleaners order to clean it well. This links to a good article from hummingbirds.net
Eileen: has used the HummZinger in the past, but now relies on plants that attract humingbirds to the garden: less work, more flowers, happy birds.