Volunteers have scheduled a work session on Saturday at the Snellville Community Garden. They plan to install raised beds and paint a storage building.
The best course of action is to wait until the warmer months for the planting of sod to improve the chances of it surviving and becoming established.
Annual North Atlanta Home Show held this weekend at the Gwinnett Center.
Pruning plays an important role in the development and maintenance of woody plants. The development of clear pruning objectives is important, and by combining them with a basic understanding of pruning and the response of plants to it, you can get the results you desire.
The annual event held in the Duluth venue returns Feb. 15-17.
With the disease resistant hybrids of the American chestnut being developed, perhaps by the end of this century, the forests of the eastern United States will once again have large populations of these wonderful trees.
Azaleas can be pruned from the time they finish blooming through mid-July, after which they begin forming next year's flower buds. Pruning after this time will remove the buds that will form the flowers for the following year.
Although bed bugs are quite rare in comparison to other household pests, reports of infestations of them are on the increase. Becoming familiar with them can help to avoid infestation or at least prompt earlier intervention by a professional.
Crape myrtles are a positive addition to the home landscape. They will be healthier and produce an abundance of colorful blossoms throughout the summer if properly pruned.
Blackberries are definitely worth planting and will be quite productive if they receive the proper care. A good time to purchase some blackberries is now through the 2013 Annual Gwinnett County Extension Plant Sale.
For the removal of mistletoe from large trees, only trained professionals should attempt the task. Specialized equipment and expertise are required for the safe, effective control of this parasitic plant.
If you want more plants, they can be propagated through division or by taking leaf petiole cuttings. Take cuttings of the leaves and the attached petiole, and place into the growing medium. In a few weeks, a new plant with begin to grow, but will take a while to flower.
If you decide to plant a live oak, remember it will grow very large, so in small yards, choose another tree that will better fit your needs. If you have the space to grow these trees, then in time, you will have a beautiful gigantic shade tree.
With some understanding of the habitats of birds, you can attract a variety of species to your yard. They can be very entertaining to observe.
If you follow these tips you can have a great tree for your home for the holidays.