Tag Archives: Gardening in Wayne County

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 Avoid the urge to fertilize your warm-season lawns. Fertilize in the summer when they are actively growing. Fertilizing lawns too early can cause cold damage from late spring frosts and make lawns more disease prone. When dogwoods are in full bloom, apply pre-emergence herbicides to your lawn to control crabgrass. Crabgrass preventer is a…read more »

What’s Blooming in February

Even though we are still in the midst of winter during the month of February, we can start to get little signs of spring by adding some late winter blooming plants to our landscapes. Here are a few plants to consider to add some color to the landscape in February: Winter Jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum)Winter jasmine…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 »

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 »

What’s Blooming In January

What’s Blooming In January

One goal for an attractive garden is to have some color interest at all times of the year. In the winter season it can seem like a challenge to have something flowering in the garden, however, there are some plants that can add color to the garden in January. Here are a few plants to…read more »

Consider Adding Blueberries & Grapes to This Year’s Garden

Consider Adding Blueberries & Grapes to This Year’s Garden

When it comes to growing fruit, blueberries and grapes are two of the easiest to successfully grow in Eastern North Carolina.  Both have few pest problems and the main annual chore would be pruning them in late winter. If you are interested in trying to grow some fruit at home, these would be two recommend…read more »

Attract Birds To Your Garden This Winter

Attract Birds To Your Garden This Winter

Feeding birds in your backyard is a great way to add some life and color to a cold, winter landscape. There are many different bird species who can visit a feeder. The type of landscape habitat you have in your backyard will determine how many and the types of birds who visit. A landscape that…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 »

Poinsettias Make The Holidays Bright

Poinsettias Make The Holidays Bright

Poinsettias are a very common site during the Christmas holidays.  You can find them in a wide range of colors from reds, pinks, marbles, and whites.  With proper care, poinsettias will provide color and beauty for several weeks during the holidays. The poinsettia is a small tree and is native to the tropical area of…read more »

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