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Not too late for fall gardening chores

When the weather cools off and the leaves begin to fall, its an excellent time to get outdoors and do a little gardening.  UGA Extension has put together a compilation of fall gardening publications to give you some great ideas for projects.  Plant some cold tolerant pansies for fall color…
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Wet weather brings out Mushrooms in landscapes

Mushrooms are the visible structures of the unseen fungi growing in our landscapes. Think of mushrooms as the flowers and fruits of the fungi world. The mushrooms these fungi produce may cause a concern depending on where they are growing. Mushrooms and other fungal growths can be unsightly and are…
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Time to control Mole Crickets

Late June through early July is a good time to treat for mole crickets in turf. Mole crickets are tan-colored, cricket-like insects that feed on plant roots. They are about one inch long, with short, stout forelegs, spade-like feet and large, dark eyes. Young are like adults but without wings and…
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Cottony weed invades lawns

Tim R. Murphy, Retired Extension Weed Scientist It seems that all of a sudden, numerous lawns in Georgia are turning white. Well it is not snow, nor is it left over cotton from last fall. The “cottony” appearance is due to the presence of a weed named facelis (Facelis retusa)….
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Armadillo Problems

Michael Mengak, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, has recently received several calls about armadillo problems.  Below are his takes on this pest: There are no repellents or poisons registered for armadillo. Armadillo are not protected in Georgia – it is legal to hunt or shoot at any time UNLESS it…
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“Rattlesnake weed” causes lawn owners headaches

Florida betony (Stachys floridana) (also called rattlesnake weed and hedge nettle) is a problem weed in both turfgrasses and ornamentals. Florida betony is a “winter” perennial and, like most plants in the mint (Labiatae) family, has a square stem with opposite leaves. Flowers are usually pink and have the classic mint-like structure….
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Now is the time to control fire ants

Original story by Sarah Lewis, student writer with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences “April and September are good times to apply baits, once at the start of the season and toward the end to help control before they come back in the spring,” said Will Hudson, a professor with…
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Spotted spurge is problem weed in lawns

Spotted spurge is a low growing mat forming summer annual weed that is a major lawn weed in most parts of the country. Spotted or prostrate spurge as some call it thrives in hot sparse yards.  The spotted spurge weed is a very adaptable plant and can thrive in many…
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