Reduce the likelihood of insects getting into your home. Seal any cracks or crevices as well as gaps between pipes and wires going into your home
Though they can be challenging, apple trees can definitely be grown in the home landscape. If given proper maintenance, they will bear fruit.
Although frequently overlooked by homeowners, ferns are a valuable asset. Once established, they require minimal maintenance and add interest to the garden. Consider adding some ferns to your home landscape and enjoy their beauty.
Propagating plants is an easy way to obtain more plants to use to beautify your home landscape. If you have a plant you desire more of or if someone else has plant material you would like, consider snipping off some cuttings and trying to root them.
Do you have trees and shrubs in your landscape that you feel would be more attractive in another place? Are you considering moving them? Transplanting established plant material is a low-cost way of changing the appearance of your home landscape.
Home and Garden columnist Tim Daly answeres questions about various concerns of the season.
By selecting plants that are suited to the site where they will be planted, many troubles can be avoided. The plants will be healthier, more attractive, fit their site better, be easier to maintain, and be less prone to insect and disease problems.
Although many homes have gas fireplaces, wood is used in others. When getting wood for it, you should only use local sources.
With the holiday season upon us, many of us are planning our holiday dinners with family and friends. Turkey, dressing, casseroles are among everyone’s favorite. One of the most popular holiday dishes is cranberry sauce with its sweet-sour taste.
An infestation of rats or mice can be disturbing to the homeowner. However, employing a combination of preventative measures and using the proper controls will help bring the problem under control.
Frequently the Extension office receives pictures of plants from residents sent by email or sometimes the plant is physically brought into the office for identification. Some are familiar and can be easily identified, while others are a challenge. Certain plants can be of different species but have similar appearances. The naming of plants is difficult, but all have some common characteristics.
With some patience and perseverance, you can have a crop of pecans most years.
As our county becomes more urbanized, deer and human interest will continue to be in conflict. While nothing will eliminate their presence, several tactics can be used to reduce their detrimental impact on the home landscape
The state of Georgia is one of the most botanically diverse states. Close to 3,000 species of plants are native to Georgia, ranging from small wildflowers to large trees. These plants have many advantages over non-native species and tend to be more resistant to environmental extremes and pests.
Bermudagrass is a warm-season grass, as are zoysiagrass, centipedegrass and St. Augustinegrass. They thrive during the growing season but turn brown and go dormant until the next spring.