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Prepare Houseplants Now to Bloom Over the Holidays

If you’re like me, you probably hate to throw away those lush poinsettias at the end of the holiday season. If you’ve managed to keep your holiday plants throughout the summer, the good news is that you can typically coax them into reblooming with a little help. Here are some…
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Weeds

What is a weed? We typically think of a weed as “a plant out of place.” By this definition, that could apply to any plant in an undesirable location. A volunteer corn seedling in a field of soybeans is a weed. A bermudagrass runner in your flowerbed is a weed….
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3 Easy Steps to Reduce Snakes Around Your Home

During the summer months, we might start to see some unwanted visitors to our yard. Snakes are common even in urban and suburban areas, especially as development continues to push into more rural and forested land. Snakes are often active during the warmer months as they hunt and search for…
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Overwatering Can Lead to Problems

If you’ve ever noticed your plants turning yellow, it’s possible you might be overwatering. Overwatering plants is a major cause of root damage and rot here in Georgia, only made worse by the constant humidity which prevents the plants from drying out. This article is adapted from the original (Randy…
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Concerned about the “Murder Hornets?”

Written by Jennifer Berry, PhD, UGA Professor of Entomology A flurry of recent press coverage has created a surge of interest in the Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia. The coverage is not traced to any recent event. The insect was found last September 2019 in Vancouver Island (Canada) and again…
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Happy Earth Day!

Earth day is a time to reflect and be thankful for everything the Earth does for us. This day celebrates the environmental movement and raises awareness about different issues and ways to maintain a clean environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. Many people participated in…
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Plant Your Seedlings!

If you’re like me, you’re obsessed with starting seeds. Every year I go back into the closet and get out a large paper envelope that I keep my seed packets in. I look through my options and select a few winners that I think will be good for this year’s…
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