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Timothy Daly

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Winter is a good time to care for garden tools

With the winter months upon us now, the work in the garden has slowed down. However, we must not forget to take care of the tools we use to work on and maintain our lawns and gardens.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Time to find that perfect tree, whether precut or cut-your-own

Christmas is fast approaching and that means many of you will be out looking for the perfect Christmas tree.

Popular poinsettias need plenty of sunlight

During the holiday season, many people purchase ornamental houseplants for the home or office.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Popular poinsettias need plenty of sunlight

During the holiday season, many people purchase ornamental houseplants for the home or office.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Take care of houseplants in the cold-weather months

Indoor plants are widely used in homes and commercial buildings. They help keep us in touch with nature and, in a sense, bring the outside indoors.

Take care of houseplants in the cold-weather months

Indoor plants are widely used in homes and commercial buildings. They help keep us in touch with nature and, in a sense, bring the outside indoors.

Several diseases can cause dead branches on Leyland cypress

The fast-growing Leyland cypress is very popular as a hedge because it can grow two to three feet a year in height. The trees can be a great addition to the landscape if they're properly planted and maintained.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Several diseases can cause dead branches on Leyland cypress

The fast-growing Leyland cypress is very popular as a hedge because it can grow two to three feet a year in height. The trees can be a great addition to the landscape if they're properly planted and maintained.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Herbs make a great addition to the home garden

Some of the easiest plants to grow in the garden are herbs, such as rosemary, thyme and oregano.

Rain barrels can help in watering the home landscape

With the total outdoor watering ban affecting most homeowners, it's necessary to find alternative ways of watering the home landscape. Rain barrels are a good way to provide water to parched home landscapes.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Help the home landscape cope with water bans

The Atlanta region is presently in a serious drought, meaning the water content of the soil has reduced to such an extent plants are suffering and beginning to die. For this reason, the entire north Georgia region is under a total outdoor watering ban.

Help the home landscape cope with water bans

The Atlanta region is presently in a serious drought, meaning the water content of the soil has reduced to such an extent plants are suffering and beginning to die. For this reason, the entire north Georgia region is under a total outdoor watering ban.

Now is the time to control winter annual weeds in lawns

Often during the winter months, numerous annual weeds infest lawns and gardens just as bad as warmer weather weeds. Fall is the time to take preemptive action to control these unsightly weeds from emerging.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Now is the time to control winter annual weeds in lawns

Often during the winter months, numerous annual weeds infest lawns and gardens just as bad as warmer weather weeds. Fall is the time to take preemptive action to control these unsightly weeds from emerging.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Fall is fescue time

Tall fescue is one of the most popular grasses in metro Atlanta, and it is easy to establish through seed or sod. Its green color during the cold weather months, when warm-season turfgrasses are dormant and brown, makes it appealing to the home landscape.

Fall is fescue time

Tall fescue is one of the most popular grasses in metro Atlanta, and it is easy to establish through seed or sod. Its green color during the cold weather months, when warm-season turfgrasses are dormant and brown, makes it appealing to the home landscape.

Gardening in Gwinnett: Bed bugs making a pesky comeback

The incidence of bed bug infestation is increasing in the United States, though they're still quite rare in comparison to other structural pests. Becoming familiar with bed bugs can help to avoid infestation, or at least prompt earlier intervention by a professional.

Bed bugs making a pesky comeback

The incidence of bed bug infestation is increasing in the United States, though they're still quite rare in comparison to other structural pests. Becoming familiar with bed bugs can help to avoid infestation, or at least prompt earlier intervention by a professional.

Gwinnett Master Gardener applications accepted now

Are you interested in gardening? Do you want to volunteer more? Why not become a Gwinnett County Master Gardener?

Gardening in Gwinnett: Gwinnett Master Gardener applications accepted now

Are you interested in gardening? Do you want to volunteer more? Why not become a Gwinnett County Master Gardener?

Gardening in Gwinnett: Bradford pear trees have worn out their welcome

One of the most popular trees over the past few decades has been the Bradford pear. This tree has been planted extensively by homeowners and landscapers because of its rapid growth, beautiful pyramidal form, white flowers in the spring and colorful fall foliage.

Bradford pear trees have worn out their welcome

One of the most popular trees over the past few decades has been the Bradford pear. This tree has been planted extensively by homeowners and landscapers because of its rapid growth, beautiful pyramidal form, white flowers in the spring and colorful fall foliage.

Powdery mildew is problematic

Have you ever noticed a white, powdery substance on the leaves of plants such as squash, roses, dogwoods and crape myrtles?

Gardening in Gwinnett: Powdery mildew is problematic

Have you ever noticed a white, powdery substance on the leaves of plants such as squash, roses, dogwoods and crape myrtles?

Important to stop menace of fire ants before you get stung

Fire ants are one of the worst insect pests. If their mounds are disturbed, they become aggressive and will inflict painful stings.

Following labels on pesticides can prevent problems

In a way, pesticides are similar to drugs. If used properly, pesticides can be effective in controlling pests that have infested the home and garden. But if misused, they can be detrimental.

Gardening in Gwinnett Following labels on pesticides can prevent problems

In a way, pesticides are similar to drugs. If used properly, pesticides can be effective in controlling pests that have infested the home and garden. But if misused, they can be detrimental.

Massive oaks can make good shade trees in north Georgia Gardening in Gwinnett

If you have ever been to Savannah or Charleston, one thing you notice are the large oak trees lining the historic streets. The tree is a live oak, Quercus virginiana, and is the state tree of Georgia.

Technology makes diagnosing plant problems simpler

A resident contacted me recently to ask about dead spots in his Bermuda grass lawn. I had a suspicion of what was causing the spots based on his description of the problem. But without actually seeing his lawn, I was unable to be certain.

Showy, colorful ornamental grasses are easy to maintain Gardening in Gwinnett

Ornamental grasses are often used in the home landscape. Homeowners love them because they're able to grow under harsh conditions and they're easy to maintain. The grasses, available in a variety of colors and textures, are also prized for their showy appearance.

Rain gardens protect landscape from polluted runoff

Stormwater is often polluted with fertilizers, chemicals and debris. Positioned under downspouts, shallow depressions in the lawn or driveway intercept stormwater that ordinarily flows off roofs into the street but instead seeps into the ground. This water is captured by a garden with plants and slowly filters into the ground rather than going into the storm sewer.

GARDENING IN GWINNETT: Rain gardens protect landscape from polluted runoff

Stormwater is often polluted with fertilizers, chemicals and debris. Positioned under downspouts, shallow depressions in the lawn or driveway intercept stormwater that ordinarily flows off roofs into the street but instead seeps into the ground. This water is captured by a garden with plants and slowly filters into the ground rather than going into the storm sewer.

Many tactics available to control deer damage

As suburban sprawl continues to encroach on wildlife habitats, deer are increasingly becoming a nuisance. It may be enjoyable observing wildlife on your property, but many Gwinnett residents are having negative encounters with wild animals.

Getting rid of breeding sites best way to control mosquitoes

We may be experiencing a drought, but don't let that fool you into thinking there's no reason to worry about mosquitoes - they're still a menace to the community.

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