When choosing a good tree, there are several factors to consider. Make sure you select a tree that is at least a foot shorter than the ceiling in the room where it will be displayed. If the trunk is splitting, it most likely has dried to a point where it will not be able to absorb water. Look for a tree that is healthy, damage-free and well-trimmed.
A few simple steps will help you have beautiful houseplants that can brighten the indoors during wintertime. Proper care will go a long way to keeping them in optimal condition and attractive, thus bringing a touch of spring inside.
Remember, by knowing the size of landscape plants can reduce the likelihood of problems as well as create an attractive, healthy landscape.
Though these pests can be troublesome, knowing what to look for and the necessary control measures will help keep moles and voles from damaging your landscape.
Long-term control of these insects presents a challenge due to their presence in large numbers combined with an abundant source of food and cover, kudzu. Elimination of nearby kudzu patches is ultimately necessary for sustained control.
On Oct. 26, Randy’s Perennials and Water Gardens is hosting a “Free Fall Fun” day for residents of all ages.
Although grubs can ruin the appearance of your lawn, they can be brought under control. Observe the lawn for any signs of their activity and initiate control measures as soon as possible to limit the damage.
With a little planning and the use of proper planting methods, bulbs can be a real asset to your home landscape. Whether they are planted in small containers or large beds, they can add beauty to any garden, and if given the proper care, many types of bulbs will bloom year after year.
Perennials have a variety of attractive features that will enhance the beauty of any garden. Periodically, established perennials, which by nature grow larger every year, need to be divided to help control their size and to re-vitalize them. Plant division is also a method of plant propagation, so you can have more of the plants you especially like.
Interested Gwinnett residents have the opportunity to become a Gwinnett County Master Gardener Extension Volunteer. The Gwinnett Extension Service is accepting applications for the program until Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 for the 2014 class.
Fall webworms may not be attractive, but they do not harm the trees they infest. Usually the best course of action is to leave the insects alone, and they will eventually go away.
While there is no way to completely prevent every weed from germinating, the application of pre-emergent herbicides combined with the appropriate cultural practices can reduce their infestation during winter.
The recent rainfall and warm temperatures have provided a favorable environment for their growth. Most do not cause any harm, although some people are annoyed by their presence.
Selecting healthy, high quality plants at the nursery prior to purchasing and planting is the most important component to having attractive landscape plants. By carefully examining the plants for the previously described problems will help prevent future problems.
Being familiar with the appearance of poison ivy will help reduce the likelihood of exposure. It is wise to follow the old saying: “leaves of three let it be.”