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Category Archives: Gardening Tips

Solving Moss Problems In The Lawn

Solving Moss Problems In The Lawn

Often time people find areas of moss growing in their lawn and ask what they can do to eliminate it. Moss is a small green plant with finely branched stems and tiny leaves.  It produces spores that spread by the wind.  Moss forms a thick, green mat on the soil surface.  Moss does not kill…read more »

Selecting Tomato Varieties For Your Garden

Selecting Tomato Varieties For Your Garden

Many take great enjoyment in growing tomatoes in their home garden. There is something special about growing tomato plants and reaping the benefits of eating a fresh, home-grown tomato.  Unfortunately, many home gardeners run into disease problems when growing tomatoes.  Once a tomato plant shows symptoms of tomato problems like verticillium wilt, fusarium wilt, nematodes,…read more »

April Gardening Tips

April Gardening Tips

April is gardening month so enjoy the spring weather with these gardening tips:  Lawn Mow your turf at the correct height. Bermuda at 1 to 1.5 inches, St. Augustine at 2 to 3 inches, centipede at 1 to 1.5 inches and zoysia at 1 to 2 inches. This is the month to begin fertilizing bermudagrass…read more »

Finding Holes In Your Lawn? Could Be Ground Bees

Finding Holes In Your Lawn? Could Be Ground Bees

In late March, as the soil warms up, it can be common to see small bees flying around just above the ground and small mounds of soil they have created in the lawn. These bees are called ground nesting bees. Ground nesting bees are a type of bee that is different from other kinds of…read more »

Don’t Plant Too Early!

Don’t Plant Too Early!

It feels like spring time so I can start planting my flowers and vegetables, right? These warm spring temperatures last week have indeed made us have spring fever and want to start sprucing our gardens up for spring. It is a common occurrence for people to plant warm season flowers and vegetables when we have…read more »

March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

March weather usually gives us a little taste of spring and gardens began to come alive as we near April. Below are gardening tips for March: Lawn Avoid that urge to fertilize your warm-season lawns. They should be fertilized in the summer when they are actively growing to avoid cold damage from late frosts. Also…read more »

February Is Time For Pruning Blueberries

February Is Time For Pruning Blueberries

Blueberries can be a great plant to have in the home garden. Not only are blueberries great for their tasty fruit during the summer months, but they make a nice hedge or screen in the landscape.  Besides fruit in the summer, blueberries have attractive white or pink flowers in the spring and wonderful red to…read more »

What To Prune Now In The Garden

What To Prune Now In The Garden

Now is the time to dust off your pruners and start those late winter pruning chores. Late winter is the time many plants in the landscape are pruned before new growth begins in the spring.  February is usually the best month to complete these pruning chores. When it comes to what you can prune in…read more »

Become A Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Become A Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer

Do you have an interest in learning more about gardening? Would you like to meet and share with other gardeners? Do you have an interest in volunteering to provide gardening educational programs with NC Cooperative Extension? Then the Wayne County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer program may be for you! The Wayne County Cooperative Extension Office…read more »

February Is The Time To Prune Muscadine Grapes

February Is The Time To Prune Muscadine Grapes

It is that time of the year again to begin many pruning chores in the landscape and garden. One of the major pruning chores includes pruning grapevines. The common type of grapevine grown in Eastern North Carolina is muscadines. Muscadine grapes are native to the Southeastern United States and are easier to grow than other…read more »

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