University of Georgia Cooperative Extension agent Frank Watson explains why adding mulch to new plant material is essential, especially during Georgia's drought conditions.
Published on 02/23/12
Adding mulch to new plant material is essential
By Frank M. Watson for CAES News
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Ornamental education sessions follow UGA Turfgrass Research Field Day Posted on 08/02/18 by Sharon Dowdy
The University of Georgia Turfgrass Research Field Day is set for Thursday, Aug. 9, on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. This year, two optional, interactive sessions especially designed for landscape experts will follow the field day.
Identifying poison ivy isn't as easy as 'leaves of three' Posted on 06/28/18 by Mary Carol Sheffield
Poison ivy is one of gardeners’ most dreaded landscape weeds, and it is growing and thriving now. If you have ever experienced the red, itchy, blistery rash that comes from being in contact with this weed, then you understand gardeners’ disdain for this plant.
Prepare now for a lush, weed-free lawn and healthy spring garden plot filled with vegetables. Posted on 02/01/18 by Mary Carol Sheffield
February is here and, even though it is cold outside, many garden tasks can be completed now in preparation for a successful growing season. From starting seeds indoors to cleaning and sharpening garden tools, there are plenty of garden chores to do before spring arrives.
Gardening resolutions lead to a healthier landscape in the new year Posted on 01/10/18 by Tripp Williams
The new year is a time for making new personal resolutions. Consider also making some resolutions to prevent problems in the garden throughout 2018. These gardening resolutions could even be easier to keep than personal resolutions like eating less and exercising more.
Bouquet dianthus reigns supreme for cold-hardy cut flowers Posted on 12/26/17 by Norman Winter
If you are looking for a pansy companion, cut flower or even a perennial performance, then the Bouquet dianthus series is a perfect choice. For years it was a series of one, ‘Bouquet Purple,’ an electrifying shot of energy to the pansy pal market. Forget the color purple, it is really a shocking, iridescent hot pink that will dazzle in any landscape.
North Georgia landscapes suffer damage from December snowfall. Posted on 12/19/17 by Paul Pugliese
North Georgia landscapes have been either dusted or covered with snow this December. Now, homeowners are dealing with the damage that trees and shrubs suffered as a result of heavy, wet snowfall causing vulnerable branches to bend and break.