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Although our lawns may have suffered a little setback from April frost, if they aren’t already completely greened up …

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Plant What You Like to Eat

It’s not too late to plant a vegetable garden. There are still lots of plants in the garden centers. …

Hydrangea

Blooming Plant Gifts

Many people like to give live plants to their mothers for Mother’s Day so I did a little looking …

Calico scales on dogwood.

Calico Scales About to Hatch!

Calico scale, Eulecanium cerasorum, was accidentally introduced to California from Asia in the 1920s. It has now become established …

Cover on crop to protect from frost

Cover Tender Summer Crops

Quite often I’ve heard the saying from long time gardeners that Good Friday is a great time to start …

Lawn mower cutting the grass

Sharpen Your Mower Blade

I took the lawn mower out for the first time since November and mowed down the weeds in the …

Weeds

Lawn Weed Control

A close look in areas where I have seen crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis) in the past couple of years reveals …

Lettuce in a container

Planting Spring Vegetables

It’s not too late to plant spring vegetables in the garden. If you have the space, a row of …

Garden seedlings

Start Your Vegetable Garden

February is a good month to get started in the vegetable garden. If you love fresh garden peas, not …

Pruning trees and shrubs

Pruning in February

February is usually a great month to get out and prune trees and shrubs. A good rule of thumb …

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5-year supply projections for tall fescue, bermudagrass & zoysia

2021 Sod Producers' Report for North Carolina

This publication reports the results of an annual survey of sod growers in North Carolina …

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Plan Before You Plant

Supplemental hand weeding accounts for the majority of landscape bed maintenance costs. When used exclusively, …

3 days agoWeed Facts
Figure 1. Life cycle of the azalea lace bug.

Lace Bugs

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of lace bugs, including the azalea …

Figure 1. Adult moth of the azalea leafminer.

Azalea Leafminer

This Entomology Insect Note describes the biology and control of the azalea leafminer.

Figure 1. Bees in turf.

Bees in Turf

This Entomology Insect Note describes the control of bees in turfgrasses.

Uvas de racimo en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas son agradables golosinas de verano que se pueden consumir frescas o en forma …

Uvas muscadinias en el huerto de la casa

Las uvas muscadinias están bien adaptadas a la llanura costera de Carolina del Norte, donde …

Muscadine Grapes in the Home Garden

Muscadine grapes are well adapted to the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where temperatures seldom …