Category Archives: Gardening Tips

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 when we have more pleasant days for working outdoors to complete these gardening tips for this month. Lawn Trees, Shrubs, and Flowers Fruit, Vegetables, and Herbs Jessica Strickland is an Agriculture Extension Agent,…read more »

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 »

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 »

January Gardening Tips

January Gardening Tips

After the holiday season we are usually dreaming of warm weather days and getting back into our gardens. Even though it is cold outside, there are some things we can be doing to prep our gardens for those warmer days. Use these gardening tips to take advantage of any not so cold days in January.…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 If you soil test results say your soil is acidic, your garden, landscape, or lawn could benefit from…read more »

November Gardening Tips

November Gardening Tips

November is now upon us which means soon our minds may be more on preparing for the holiday season, but there are still things that can be done in the garden this time of year. Below are gardening tips to help your garden through the winter season. General Gardening Tips It is a good time…read more »

Plant Bulbs This Fall for Spring Flowers

Plant Bulbs This Fall for Spring Flowers

Many of us incorporate spring-flowering bulbs into our landscapes to enjoy seeing the first colors of spring. However, the time you plant spring-flowering bulbs is not a time of year that you would typically be thinking about spring color. Spring-flowering bulbs are planted in November when the soil temperature has dropped below 60°F. Spring-flowering bulbs…read more »

October Gardening Tips

October Gardening Tips

Now that fall weather is upon us, October is a great time to enjoy working in your gardens and landscapes. Use these tips to transition your garden from summer into fall: Chrysanthemums blooming are a common site in the fall. For all Garden Types: Now is a good time to get a soil test for…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 »

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 »

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