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Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees & Shrubs

Fall Is The Time To Plant Trees & Shrubs

Fall is a great time to plant trees and shrubs in your garden, however, it is important to properly plant them so they will be healthy for many years. Spring is when we often think about planting trees and shrubs because it is the time of year we see plants growing and get excited about…read more »

Think Twice Before Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

Think Twice Before Fertilizing Your Lawn This Fall

Fall is a great time in our area to enjoy comfortable temperatures and being outdoors in our gardens. Usually during this time of year, you can find some advertisement and promotions of winter fertilizer products for the lawn. The question then comes up, “Am I supposed to be fertilizing my lawn in the fall?” The…read more »

September Gardening Tips

September Gardening Tips

As fall is just around the corner, September is a great time to start prepping your garden for cooler weather. Use these gardening tips below to enjoy being in the garden this fall: Lawn Do not apply any more nitrogen to lawns; it is time for lawns to slow down growth for winter. If your…read more »

Watch Out For Azalea Caterpillars

Watch Out For Azalea Caterpillars

Have you been finding some colorful caterpillars eating the leaves on your azaleas lately? If so, you could be looking at the azalea caterpillars.  Often referred to as Labor Day worms, these caterpillars usually show up on azaleas around late August and early September. As with other caterpillars, eventually these “worms” turn into a moth. …read more »

Time To Plant A Fall Vegetable Garden

Time To Plant A Fall Vegetable Garden

Summer is still on the minds of many of us, however, now is the time for planning a fall vegetable garden. We are fortunate with our climate in Wayne County that we can not only have a spring and summer garden but also can continue gardening and harvesting vegetables well into the fall. Many cool-season…read more »

August Is Time For Managing Pecan Weevil

August Is Time For Managing Pecan Weevil

As we enter into August, now is the time to start preparing for managing pecan weevils as they will soon be emerging from the ground and into your pecan trees. If you have already had pecans dropping prematurely out of your trees, it could very well be a sign that pecan weevils are now emerging…read more »

Gardenside Chats With Extension Master Gardeners Begin This Week

Gardenside Chats With Extension Master Gardeners Begin This Week

Join Wayne County Extension Master Gardeners for Gardenside Chats at the Wayne Extension Demo Gardens (next to the Farm Credit Farmers Market, 3114 Wayne Memorial Drive). Each month, Extension Master Gardener volunteers will share information on a gardening topic. Stop by anytime between 10am to Noon to pick up information and learn more about each…read more »

August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

The hot summer days of August may make it challenging to find comfortable weather to work in the garden. Take advantage of the more pleasant days for working outdoors and completing these gardening tips for this month. Lawn Late summer is the most effective time to control fire ants with baits. Treat lawns for grubs…read more »

RECIPE: Watermelon Cucumber Balsamic Salad

RECIPE: Watermelon Cucumber Balsamic Salad

Watermelon Cucumber Balsamic Salad Recipe from Extension Agent Michelle Estrada Ingredients 4 C watermelon cubed 2 C cucumber cubed 1/2 C red onion sliced 1/4 C basil chopped 2 T olive oil 1/2 C balsamic vinegar 2 oz. fat free feta cheese crumbled Preparation Mix together watermelon, cucumber, red onion and basil. Mix together olive…read more »

Don’t Let The Weeds Spoil The Fruits Of Your Labor

Don’t Let The Weeds Spoil The Fruits Of Your Labor

Article submitted by Dr. Jason Davis, University of Mount Olive Assistant Dean School of Agriculture and Biological Sciences At this point in the growing season, if you are not familiar with weeds, you may soon be. As the motivational quote by an unknown author states, “Weeds don’t need any encouragement to grow.” Weeds do not…read more »

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