In nature, insects play an important role in the decay process of dead plants and animals.
Oak worms are quite prevalent this time of year.
The key to successfully irrigating lawns is to get the grass conditioned to surviving on minimal amounts of water.
Luther Burbank, Dr. David Fairchild and Gertrude Jekyll contributed greatly to the field of horticulture. Their plant introductions, breeding, and design of gardens have influenced generations of horticulturists.
Soil is one of the most important components of growing healthy plants, providing water and nutrients vital for the biological functions of the plants.
Knowing the ability of a plant to survive in our climate is a major factor that determines if it will thrive or suffer. A majority of the trees, shrubs, grasses and herbaceous annuals and perennials grown in our area thrive in our climate.
Many people are surprised to learn that plant diseases influenced these historical events. Today, these diseases and others are controlled by a variety of methods in developed nations, but can cause starvation in third world nations.
If you plant some of these trees or if you already have them growing in your landscape, chances are they will be around 100 years from now. They can last for many generations.
Gwinnett Extension agent Tim Daly answers your questions on a variety of topics.
Insects provide us with a valuable service by pollinating. If you would like to learn more about them, Gwinnett County Extension is offering a class on butterflies and pollinators that will be held on Tuesday, July 7 from noon to 1 p.m. in the second-floor conference room of the Gwinnett County Government Annex Building located at 750 South Perry St..