Using fungicides to control brown patch and large patch is difficult, but they do offer some level of protection. These chemicals suppress the development and spread of the disease, but they do not reverse the damage that is already visible.
One of the most important components of controlling bamboo is to avoid planting it. Prevent it from becoming established and encourage your neighbors not to plant it. However, for existing infestations, controlling it may seem like an impossible task, but persistence will eventually get rid of it.
Established in 1993, the Gwinnett County Master Gardeners Association is an educational non-profit adult volunteer group that participates in a wide variety of community projects. Most recently, the group awarded a $500 grant for 110 plant markers at Vines Park. Other parks that have benefited from the group’s efforts include Bethesda Park Senior Center, George Pierce, Little Mulberry, McDaniel Farm, Pinckneyville and Tribble Mill Park.
Although not as well-known as the familiar fruit trees, such as apples, pears and peaches, these unusual ones thrive in the home landscape if given the proper care. For variety and interest, consider planting some of these different fruit trees and enjoy the harvest. You will be surprised with the results.
A few simple actions can help reduce the nuisance effects of mosquitoes. While they cannot be totally eradicated from an area, their impact can be minimized.
Storm damaged trees can be upsetting to the homeowner. These trees can be very dangerous, which is why only experts should remove them and not homeowners. Special care must be taken to remedy the situation safely and effectively. Using certified arborists will help improve the chances that any work performed will be done properly.
Insects are very diverse, and most species are not detrimental. They provide us with food, control harmful insects and help break down dead organic matter. So next time you encounter insects, even the bad ones, realize they are in the minority and that many others are beneficial.
Correct mowing is an important factor of lawn care. Make sure the lawn is mowed at the correct height and frequency using a sharp blade. Doing so will help ensure a healthy and attractive lawn.
You do not have to choose between having an attractive home landscape and protecting water quality. Both goals can be achieved by using chemical pesticides properly and only when needed, managing the application of fertilizers and keeping organic wastes out of the water drainage system.
The first day of summer means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. To Dorothy Moon, it's a time when her vast variety of daylilies are in full bloom: an expansive strip of vibrant colors that line much of the family's front yard.
Always remember that even if a product is considered to be organic, it is still a pesticide. Exercise caution when using these products. Some organic pesticides are as toxic as or even more so than many synthetic chemical pesticides. Organic gardening has both its positives and negatives. Understanding the basics of this practice and what it involves will help you succeed in having healthy, productive plants.
Even though centipedegrass is a relatively easy grass to manage, it does need appropriate maintenance for it to be healthy and attractive. If given the necessary care, it will provide you with an attractive lawn.
If you are willing to do a little extra work in your garden, roses will produce attractive colorful blooms throughout the growing season. Their display of beauty is why roses are among the most favorite of garden plants.
Across the county, locals are buying fresh produce and other products at Gwinnett's farmers markets.
Scented geraniums are low-maintenance plants with attractive features that add fragrance to the garden throughout the growing season. They might be the perfect plants to provide extra interest in your garden this year.