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
What to plant for a smokin’ hot garden in the heat of summer 07/26/23 Sheri Dorn
Has the heat got you inside looking out? Are you enjoying gardens and landscapes only from the comfort of your air-conditioned car? Indeed we are in the throes of summer in Georgia, but even though it’s brutal for us outside, there are many landscape plants that are in their glory this time of year.
Watering landscape plants in the summer heat 07/10/23 Sheri Dorn
As summer heats up, Georgians tend to worry about how hot it’s going to be and how dry. To properly care for the plants in our landscapes and gardens this Smart Irrigation Month, residents need to pay a little extra attention to temperatures and rainfall in order to supplement water when needed.
Holes in your home landscape? Here's how to select new plants 06/21/23 Sheri Dorn
Now that the weather has warmed up, many Georgians have found that where their yards once had healthy and full plantings, there are now holes and scraps of plants. Residents of Georgia and other parts of the Southeast inevitably arrive at the same observation: Cold temperatures this past December and weather conditions in subsequent months wreaked havoc on home landscapes.
Extension Master Gardener program celebrates 50 years of cultivating green thumbs 04/20/23 Paul F. Brown
What began decades ago as an experiment in horticultural education is still going strong — and celebrating 50 years of public service. Offered through local Extension offices all across the country, the national Extension Master Gardener program brings together local gardeners with a passion for educating others and land-grant universities to help spread the most up-to-date research and information on gardening and horticulture.
Rethinking your yard? Plant more flowers 11/25/22 Alicia Holloway
Gardening is often described as an art and a science. And while this suggests a degree of nuance to gardening, it is also quite true. Landscape design principles used to create an aesthetic garden space include color, form and balance, among others.
Lush landscape plants under 20 feet for small spaces 08/31/22 Jordan Powers
Whether looking to create a natural screen between homes or hide an unsightly corner of a property, experts with University of Georgia Cooperative Extension say that well-chosen small trees and shrubs can help homeowners create a natural fence in the landscape.