With the heat of summer bearing down on us, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension turfgrass specialists recommend that residents stick to a schedule for healthy lawn maintenance.
Q. I’m finally landscaping my almost bare yard. Please help me find some evergreen shrubs! I need more privacy between me and my neighbors. I would like a little more variety than a line of leyland cypress. Also, what are some short evergreens for the foundation?
Since the first diagnosis of COVID-19, the spread of the pandemic worldwide has negatively affected global economic growth. According to the latest release by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), global economic growth will decline by 6% to 7.6% in 2020, dependin…
Q: I would like some information on growing Hosta. I am amazed at all of the different colors and varieties of Hosta. I do not have any at this time but would like to add some to my landscape. We live in a shady neighborhood and my neighbors on both sides have a beautiful backyard with a var…
Students and families are encouraged to participate in the second annual Great Georgia Pollinator Census on August 21-22 coordinated by University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.
After years of building and analyzing sample collections, plant pathologists at the University of Georgia have identified the genes that allow a type of bacteria that causes onion center rot to resist onions’ natural defenses in a “chemical arms race.”
If you’ve ever wondered how to protect your home from termites, tune in to your local Georgia Public Broadcasting station recently when two University of Georgia professors joined forces to show viewers the proper steps to help keep their homes pest free.
Q. I’ve heard of scented geraniums, but the ones flowering at the garden centers don’t have what I would call a yummy fragrance. Are there really wonderfully scented geraniums?
Blueberries are one of the most popular backyard fruits for Georgia because they are relatively low maintenance compared to other fruit species. However, there is one particular disease issue known as “mummy berry” that can be problematic for blueberry growers.
Do you have a small landscape, but want to add shrubs that will not overgrow the space? It is important to select plants that are suitable for the space and visually appealing.
Georgia 4-H is celebrating National Pollinator Week virtually throughout the week of June 22-28, 2020. The celebration showcases facts, resources and activities and highlights youth who participate in Georgia 4-H pollinator programs.
Q: My family and I will be venturing out into the world for the first time in three months. At the end of our social distancing, what can we expect to find lurking out there and what can we do to prepare? Karen H.
Our nutrition and physical activity behaviors are not just the result of our personal choices. The environment or setting in which we live and family cultures and customs can also influence our choices and behaviors.