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
Are your trees boys or girls — or both? Posted on 10/18/21 by Kim Coder
Female flowers and female trees produce fruit and seeds. Male flowers and trees produce pollen. Making the correct choice of tree gender can be important. Anyone who has ever smelled putrid ginkgo fruit, washed mulberries off their car or sneezed at tree pollen should understand.
Leyland cypress trees often planted incorrectly Posted on 09/22/21 by Maria M. Lameiras
Leyland cypress are one of the most commonly planted landscape trees, but poor site selection and disease pressure may soon send them the way of red tips and Bradford pears.
Rainy weather brings leaf spot disease Posted on 09/20/21 by Paul Pugliese
Excessive rain signals another a bad year for leaf spot diseases on landscape trees and shrubs. The leaf spotting that affects pear trees, including both edible pears and ornamental Bradford types, is caused by a fungal disease known as Entomosporium leaf spot. This disease also affects related shrubs such as Indian hawthorn and red tip photinia.
Stop, read, apply: pesticide safety for homeowners Posted on 06/22/21 by James Morgan
As we head into summer, we start to see problems with weeds, diseases and insects in the landscape and around vegetable gardens. Some of these pest problems can be solved without the use of chemicals, but if the pest population reaches damaging levels, using pesticides may be warranted. Remember that using pesticides is safe and legal but requires reading and following label directions in their entirety.
UGA Extension recommends water-wise irrigation methods for the home landscape Posted on 06/04/21 by Martin Wunderly
You might be reaching for the watering can here in Georgia, considering recent hot and dry conditions over most of the state. And with World Environment Day coming up on June 5, home gardeners are considering what they can do to sustainably irrigate their plants and sustain soil moisture. There are actions you can take now to help conserve water in your landscape and keep your plants hydrated.
UGA Horticulture Club helps grow scholarship funding Posted on 04/02/21 by Caroline Odom
Students in the University of Georgia’s Horticulture Club are growing more than plants. They’re also growing support for current and future Bulldogs.