Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Category Archives: Gardening Tips

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 »

Nutsedge: A Pesky Weed In The Garden & Landscape

Nutsedge: A Pesky Weed In The Garden & Landscape

Nutsedge is one of those pesky weeds that seems to show up everywhere and is a challenge to get rid of. Nutsedge, also called nutgrass, is a perennial whose leaves die back in the fall and re-sprout in the spring from tubers (“nutlets”) and rhizomes (underground stems) in the soil.  It is important to know…read more »

Time To Collect Soil Samples To Prepare For Next Year

Time To Collect Soil Samples To Prepare For Next Year

Now is the time to start planning for next year’s garden. The first step in those plans should include getting a soil test now so that you can have your soil prepared and amended by the time spring is here. Now is also a good time to get a soil test while they are free,…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. •…read more »

Have No Fear Of African Violets

Have No Fear Of African Violets

African violets (Streptocarpus) are a popular house plant that many people have probably tried to grow at one time or another.  You often hear of people that successfully grow African violets without much effort.  Then you hear of people that no matter how hard they try, their violets never bloom or always die.  It is…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 »

Time To Plan For Controlling Pecan Weevil

Time To Plan For Controlling 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 »

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 »

Destructive Seeds Being Sent Through Mail To N.C. Residents

Destructive Seeds Being Sent Through Mail To N.C. Residents

You may have seen stories on social media about people receiving foreign seed shipments in the mail. NC Department of Agriculture has warned North Carolina residents who have received seed shipments that they did not order from China or other foreign sources to not plant these seeds because they could be a pathway for introduction of…read more »

Smart Watering In The Garden

Smart Watering In The Garden

In the hot summer month of July, we are often focused on watering to keep our plants in the landscape and garden alive. With water being one of our most important natural resources we want to make sure that we conserve water and avoid wasting it. There are simple steps you can take to conserve…read more »

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