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Turfgrass battle plan
Are you dreaming of lush, green grass for your lawn? There are several steps you can take now, in the cold of winter, to help you enjoy a beautiful lawn in the summer.
Soil sample bags await processing at the University of Georgia Soil Testing Laboratory in Athens, Ga. CAES News
Soil test time
Backyard gardens have stopped producing, and everything has been bitten by a couple of hard, fall frosts. There’s not much to do in the garden this time of year, but you can get ahead of the game for next year’s vegetable garden by taking a soil sample now.
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
Transplants or seeds?
My soil is really dry. Do I still follow my soil test recommendations? And, should I plant transplants or seeds in my fall garden? Clarke County Extension agent Amanda Tedrow answers these questions.
Annual flowers can be planted in soil bags for easy installation. CAES News
Soil bag flower beds
Growing annual flowers in native soils can be a challenge in Georgia. Clay soils, though fertile, are often poorly drained, leading to root diseases. Sandy soils are generally less fertile and drain too quickly, making it hard to keep flowers watered and fed. Planting directly into a good bag of potting soil could be a better option.
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Expert advice free on the web
As you plant fall vegetables, bring plants inside on cold nights and dream of what your landscape will look like next spring, take a moment to check out some of these free resources written by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts.
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Gardening 101
A University of Georgia horticulture expert will teach Gardening 101 on April 5 at the State Botanical Garden of Georgia in Athens, Ga.
Uneven watering can cause fruit split, as can a combination of low temperature and slow to fast growth due to changing environmental conditions and increased nitrogen application. Split starts small, getting progressively larger as fruit size increases. CAES News
Veggie problems
There is nothing more frustrating than planting a vegetable garden and not producing a substantial crop. Numerous problems can contribute to low yields, but, fortunately, most of them can be avoided.
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Gardening how-to help
If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to landscape your lawn this spring, which ornamentals, vegetables, native species or herbs to plant or how to compost and mulch, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer your questions.
Lawn being fertilized CAES News
Turfgrass fertilization time?
March is usually the time of year that local garden centers begin major advertising campaigns to sell lawn fertilizers. But depending on the type of grass you have, it may be too early to start fertilizing your lawn. In general, the best time to fertilize a lawn is when it is actively growing.