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  • Jul 30, 2019 | Written by Paul Pugliese. Every year, local county Extension offices receive hundreds of phone calls from homeowners with questions about “when” to do this or that to their lawns.  When do I fertilize? When do I plant grass seed?  When do I core aerate?  When do I apply pre-emergent herbicides?  These are just a…

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  • By Becky Griffin for CAES News Pollinator conservation does not stop when the weather turns cool. There are a few items you can add to your pollinator to-do list for the fall and early winter to help pollinators next spring. Leave lawn litter for nesting Leaving fallen leaves in your landscape can have substantial benefits for next year’s…

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  • By Paul Pugliese for CAES News Some trees naturally live longer than others but, ironically, many of the most popular landscape trees tend to be relatively short-lived. Although their flowers are quite attractive, Bradford or Callery pears are generally considered short-lived trees, and they are also highly invasive. As a group, these flowering pears tend to have a very weak,…

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  • Carrots are an excellent choice for a cool-season garden. Gardeners can choose from a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. From long, tapering shoots to short, blunt, stubby variety, there’s something for everyone. All carrot types can be grown throughout the state of Georgia.This cool-season vegetable can be planted in the fall or early in…

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  • As summer vegetables like corn and beans stop bearing, it?s time for home gardeners to start preparing fall gardens of cool-season vegetables. If you have a summer vegetable garden, chop up these plants with your lawn mower and incorporate them along with a balanced fertilizer such as 10-10-10 into your garden with a tiller. You…

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  • Dr. Nancy Hinkle, UGA Entomologist, has provided information about a webinar about the Asian Longhorn tick, which was discovered in Georgia last month for the first time. This webinar will go over the biology of this pest as well as its current status in Georgia. This event will take place on Thursday, October 28th, at…

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  • How do I control common lespedeza in my lawn? Common lespedeza is a summer annual legume that can be a challenge to control in lawns. As common lespedeza matures, the stem hardens and become woody. This allows this weed to persist into the late summer. Flowers can be pink to purple. Below are examples of…

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  • This could be due to fig rust. The fungus Cerotelium fici causes fig rust, which attacks the leaves in late summer. Leaves that have been severely infected turn yellow-brown and drop. Numerous small, slightly raised, reddish brown spots will appear on the underside of the fallen leaves. These areas are frequently covered in a dusty…

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  • This time of year I get a question or two about growing broccoli in the home garden. This vegetable is in the Brassica family and can be grown in the early spring or fall. Let us discuss some points to consider for your fall crop of broccoli. Gardeners need to start their seeds at the…

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  • Time for Mums!!

    Fall is approaching when Chrysanthemums begin to appear in the big garden centers. Garden mums, or chrysanthemums, bring in vibrant fall colors like red, white, and yellow. Garden mums add color to your landscape while filling in the gap between summer annuals and winter pansies. When you’re at the garden center, look for great looking…

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