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August is Time for Managing Pecan Weevil

August is Time for Managing 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 »

Dealing with Pesky Fire Ants

Dealing with Pesky Fire Ants

It has been nice to finally have rain over the past few weeks. We usually see fire ant mounds being more prominent this time of year especially after heavy rains. Fire ants are indeed a pesky insect that everyone deals with at one time or another. Red imported fire ants are a pest in home…read more »

August Gardening Tips

August Gardening Tips

Written By Jessica Strickland  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. Lantana is a popular perennial and annual that thrives during our hot, summer…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 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 »

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 »

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