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A redbud tree (cercis spp.) blooms during springtime on the UGA Griffin Campus CAES News
Winter pruning
January and February are ideal months for pruning overgrown trees and shrubs. However, avoid pruning shrubs and trees that flower in the spring like dogwoods, azaleas and native hydrangeas.
Jean Williams-Woodward, UGA plant pathologist, examines rhododendron for signs of plant disease in greenhouse, especially sudden oak death, Athens, October 27, 2009. CAES News
Winter diseases
To help keep diseases out of your winter annual flowerbeds, University of Georgia plant pathologist Jean Williams-Woodward recommends starting with disease-resistant plants.
A Georgia Master Gardener trims a shrub in the University of Georgia Research and Education Garden in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Pruning 101
Learn how to properly prune ornamentals at an upcoming University of Georgia course offered on its campus in Griffin, Ga. The one-day course will be offered Feb. 15 and Feb. 22 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the UGA Research and Education Garden on Ellis Road.
Camellias add both green shrubby and color to landscapes with their leaves and blooms. CAES News
New plants
Fall and winter are the best times for Georgians to add new trees, shrubs and bushes to their landscapes.
Soil moisture conditions in the southern half of the state are generally at the fifth percentile, meaning the soils at the end of May would be wetter 95 out of 100 years. CAES News
Stop erosion
It is estimated that 25 billion tons of soil are lost every year due to erosion. With it taking 500 years to replace just one inch of top soil, any thing that helps to prevent erosion will benefit future generations.
Photo of a rain garden taken by North Carolina Cooperative Extension personnel. CAES News
Low maintenance
Many homeowners desire a low-maintenance landscape. Maintenance, time and expense are all factors to consider when developing a landscape plan.
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Chipper/shredder basics
If your wish list this season includes a chipper or shredder to remove limbs and leaves from your landscape, follow these tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension before making a hasty purchase.
EDGE Expo logo CAES News
EDGE Expo
The Urban Ag Council of Georgia will host its annual Edge Expo for landscape professionals on Dec. 5-6 at the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center in Duluth, Ga.
Freshly ground woodchips CAES News
Mulch 101
Mulch is great in the right quantity, but can be a handicap to plant growth if applied incorrectly.