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A rain barrel in a community garden on the University of Georgia campus in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Garden resolutions
Every year I make a short list of resolutions for the new year, and I’m sure many of you do, too. Usually, it revolves around longer, more frequent workouts and fewer tempting desserts, but this year, as a University of Georgia county agent, I thought I would focus my resolutions on my yard and garden.
Chuck Bargeron - associate director, UGA Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health CAES News
Bargeron selected
University of Georgia public service assistant Chuck Bargeron has been named to the Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) for the National Invasive Species Council (NISC).
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Wild violets
There’s nothing more beautiful than a wild flower, unless it’s in the wrong place. Wild violets are among some of the toughest, most difficult lawn weeds to control.
A garden hoe lies in a pile of fresh compost. CAES News
Winter gardening chores
Gardeners who chose not to grow cool season crops may be getting restless as temperatures drop and the growing season comes to an end. Well, a gardener’s work is never done. Here are a few garden chores that can be accomplished over the next few months.
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.
University of Georgia research technician Rodney Connell prunes turfgrass samples in a greenhouse on the campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Waters-wise lawn research
Most gardeners know the secret to a successful garden is to start with good, nutrient-rich soil. University of Georgia researchers are using a USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant to test this theory on turfgrass.
Use tweezers to remove ticks. Pinch the tick close to the mouthparts to remove as much as possible. If the tick head is left behind, don't worry. Having a tick attach itself to your skin is like having a thorn. Your body will expel it over time. CAES News
Tick control
Ticks make most people squeamish. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food. Luckily, there are things you can do to help reduce you and your pets’ chances of having a close encounter with a tick.