Careful irrigation, annual bed design and transplanting agave will be featured on “Your Southern Garden” with Walter Reeves June 19 at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Water conservation tops the list of most home gardeners, especially in the South. Wouldn’t it be nice if your irrigation system came on only when the soil was dry? University of Florida engineer Michael Dukes shows host Reeves how to use a lawn moisture sensor to limit irrigation.
UF horticulturist Erin Alvarez designs a plot for annual flowers and shows how to space them properly. And, Reeves narrowly avoids a prickly encounter as horticulturist Sheila Kanotz teaches him how to transplant needle-sharp agave pups.
“Your Southern Garden,” produced by the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and University of Florida IFAS Extension, is a one-of-a-kind program specifically for the Southeast. The program is made possible by underwriter support from Scotts Miracle-Gro and sponsorship from McCorkle Nurseries.