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Better lawns through better mowing

Lawns are a quintessential part of American landscapes; from the humblest starter home to the most opulent mansion, lawns for better or worse, are ubiquitous. While many people opt to pay a professional to manage their lawn, having an attractive lawn doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated. One of…
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Fall seed starting class this week

Fall gardens are just around the corner. There are so many great things about fall gardens; cooler weather for doing all that garden work for one. Fewer pests and homegrown carrots rank high on my list as well. One thing that can be tricky though, is working with the small…
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Great Georgia Pollinator Census

You’re invited to be a citizen scientist! This Friday and Saturday is the annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census. Come tally pollinator landings on a blooming plant. This data is submitted and contributes to what we know about pollinators in Georgia. Wimberly’s Roots has invited us to count at their spectacular…
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Rearranging the Garden

My mother-in-law is a furniture re-arranger. It is not unusual to come in and find the living room in a completely new layout, just because. It never occurs to me to do this in my home. Once my furniture has found its home it stays put, but I’m constantly rearranging…
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Treat now for “Stickers” in your Lawn

Walking barefoot through soft grass is one of life’s greatest joys; the warmth of the ground, the tickly touch of blades of grass on your feet, toes wriggling free from the confinement of shoes, it is just spectacular. In the summer. In the midst of winter after a couple of…
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Deadly Plant Virus Rampant in Barrow County

No one wants to see the word virus at this point. I didn’t write this article last year because so many people were taking needed refuge in their gardens. Why bring another pandemic, even of the plant variety, to their attention? However, I see this killer virus at over 50%…
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