Category Archives: Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

July Gardening Tips

Lawn Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs Jessica Strickland is an agriculture extension agent, specializing in horticulture for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.read more »

June Gardening Tips

June Gardening Tips

As we welcome in summer, our gardens are now in full swing. With summer weather we have to keep our gardens watered regularly and be on the outlook for insect and disease problems. Below are gardening tips to help your garden grow through the month of June. Lawn Trees, Shrubs and Flowers Tick-seed (Coreopsis sp.)…read more »

May Garden Tips

May Garden Tips

May is here and our gardens are coming alive. Below are some tips for what you can do in your garden and landscape during the month of May: Lawn Leave clippings on the lawn – they return nutrients and water to the soil and do not contribute to thatch. Thatch build-up is the result of…read more »

April Gardening Tips – Don’t Plant Too Early

April Gardening Tips – Don’t Plant Too Early

I believe many of us would agree that we are ready for spring. As we begin getting some spring-like days we often have spring fever and want to start working on our gardens. It is a common occurrence for people to plant warm-season flowers and vegetables when we have this first taste of spring weather,…read more »

March Gardening Tips

March Gardening Tips

Lawns Trees, Shrubs and Flowers Fruit, Vegetables and Herbs Jessica Strickland is an Agriculture Extension Agent, specializing in horticulture for North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Wayne County.read more »

February Gardening Tips

February Gardening Tips

During the winter season we gardeners usually do not spend much time outside in our gardens. However, it won’t be long before warmer days arrive so use some time in February to prepare for spring! Lawn Do not apply “weed and feed” products. These contain both fertilizer and weed killer, but it is too early…read more »

Care for Cold Damaged Plants

Care for Cold Damaged Plants

From lows in the teens to highs in the 70s almost a week later, the temperatures have been fluctuating already this winter. Changes in the weather like this can leave plants and gardeners confused and frustrated, especially when it happens over the next couple of months. So, would a late cold spell in late February…read more »

January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips

As the holiday season is now behind us, many gardeners begin to dream of warm spring days when we can spend more time in our gardens. Take advantage of January to plan and prepare for the gardening season. General Garden Tips: Lawn Trees, Shrubs and Flowers Early in the New Year, winter-flowering camellias (Camellia japonica)…read more »

Plan Next Year’s Garden by Ordering Seeds

Plan Next Year’s Garden by Ordering Seeds

During the winter season, gardeners are usually longing for more daylight and warmer temperatures so we can enjoy time in our gardens and landscapes. Winter, however, can be the time when garden enthusiasts can spend hours looking through seed catalogs, dreaming, and planning for their upcoming spring gardens. Eventually gardeners decided what new vegetable or…read more »

December Gardening Tips

December Gardening Tips

In December our minds are probably more on preparing for the holidays than working in the garden. If you need a break from the holiday rush, use these tips to guide you in the garden: General Tips Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs Jessica Strickland is an Agriculture Extension Agent, specializing in horticulture…read more »

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