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A month ago, a derecho, an extensive line of thunderstorms with straight-line winds, caused extensive damage in Iowa. The storm had over 100 mph wind speeds, causing extensive damage to crops, buildings, and trees. Several videos show the high winds blowing over trees. The city of Cedar Rapi…

Many homeowners have observed an increased number of mushrooms appearing in their lawns and gardens. 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. Many facts an…

I have a good size plot in a local community garden. In it, I had an excellent crop of corn, developing, and ready for harvesting. However, I was only able to pick a few ears of corn because the dear feasted on the rest. The Extension office has received multiple calls from residents concern…

As a youngster, I learned that math applies to just about everything, from engineering to cooking. It also applies to your home lawn and garden, which vary from spacing plants to calculating fertilizer and pesticide applications. Necessary math calculations are an essential part of successfu…

Our garden plants and lawns are under constant assault by many pests. Frequently homeowners use pesticides to control their populations and damage. They are poisons designed to kill living organisms. Improper usage can cause serious harm. The most critical component of safely applying pestic…

Recently a fair amount of media coverage has been given to both the appearance of murder hornets in parts of the United States and people receiving packages of mysterious seeds in their mail. These reports are often inaccurate and misleading, causing significant confusion amongst the general…

Herbs are a great addition to the home garden and are easy to grow and maintain. The plants have many uses, such as cooking, fragrance, and beautifying the landscape. My garden has a substantial collection of herbs, which is continually increasing. Many species thrive in our area.

Most of our vegetable gardens are planted with summer crops, and with the rain, they are thriving. Healthy productive plants depend on proper soil, appropriate amounts of fertilizer, water, and pest control.

Residents have been calling the UGA Extension Gwinnett office to inquire about a strange fuzzy white material that has appeared on some of their plants. What they are observing is powdery mildew, which is a type of fungus. The plants that it affects are roses, squash, crape myrtles, dogwoods…

Even if you have sections of your home landscape that stay wet continually, many species of plants will thrive. Consider planting some to brighten up your yard.

The autumn season is upon us. After the unseasonably hot and dry month of September, the cooler weather is a welcome relief, as are the recent rains. Although not as brilliant as a result of the drought, the leaves are beginning to show their fall color. While we’re admiring all the reds, or…

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A month ago, a derecho, an extensive line of thunderstorms with straight-line winds, caused extensive damage in Iowa. The storm had over 100 mph wind speeds, causing extensive damage to crops, buildings, and trees. Several videos show the high winds blowing over trees. The city of Cedar Rapi…

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Many homeowners have observed an increased number of mushrooms appearing in their lawns and gardens. 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. Many facts an…

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I have a good size plot in a local community garden. In it, I had an excellent crop of corn, developing, and ready for harvesting. However, I was only able to pick a few ears of corn because the dear feasted on the rest. The Extension office has received multiple calls from residents concern…

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As a youngster, I learned that math applies to just about everything, from engineering to cooking. It also applies to your home lawn and garden, which vary from spacing plants to calculating fertilizer and pesticide applications. Necessary math calculations are an essential part of successfu…

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Our garden plants and lawns are under constant assault by many pests. Frequently homeowners use pesticides to control their populations and damage. They are poisons designed to kill living organisms. Improper usage can cause serious harm. The most critical component of safely applying pestic…

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Recently a fair amount of media coverage has been given to both the appearance of murder hornets in parts of the United States and people receiving packages of mysterious seeds in their mail. These reports are often inaccurate and misleading, causing significant confusion amongst the general…

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Herbs are a great addition to the home garden and are easy to grow and maintain. The plants have many uses, such as cooking, fragrance, and beautifying the landscape. My garden has a substantial collection of herbs, which is continually increasing. Many species thrive in our area.

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Most of our vegetable gardens are planted with summer crops, and with the rain, they are thriving. Healthy productive plants depend on proper soil, appropriate amounts of fertilizer, water, and pest control.

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Residents have been calling the UGA Extension Gwinnett office to inquire about a strange fuzzy white material that has appeared on some of their plants. What they are observing is powdery mildew, which is a type of fungus. The plants that it affects are roses, squash, crape myrtles, dogwoods…

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Even if you have sections of your home landscape that stay wet continually, many species of plants will thrive. Consider planting some to brighten up your yard.

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More than 180 home remodeling experts welcomed people from near and far at the 23rd annual North Atlanta Home Show at Infinite Energy Center starting today. The show will continue Saturday and Sunday. It will feature home improvement experts, buyer discounts, live radio broadcasts, product d…

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Throughout our area, camellias are a favorite evergreen shrub. They have attractive dark green broad leaves, and they bloom prolifically during the cold weather months.

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