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Sticking to Your Pruning Plans

As with the vegetable garden, if you make a plan for pruning and fertilizing your trees and shrubs it’s …

Broccoli

Growing Heirloom Italian Broccoli

Broccoli Brassica oleracea (Italica Group) ‘’Di Cicco’ is an excellent heirloom variety originating from Italy that produces numerous small to medium …

Butterhead Lettuce

Try Butterhead Lettuce for Salads

Butterhead lettuce (Lactuca sativa) produces small heads which are perfect for salads or sandwiches with their soft, green, sweet, …

Carrots 'Calliope Blend'

Planting Fall Carrots

These Carrots Daucus carota subsp. sativus ‘Calliope Blend’ are a beautiful multi-colored variety with a crisp texture and softer inside. …

Fall lawn

Lawn Care in Dormancy

Hopefully, the lawn has stopped growing by now and gone completely dormant. There may be a little bit of …

Carrots in the garden

Winter Garden Crops

There isn’t anything to plant in the garden this month, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do …

photo of foliage, thick stems rooting at the nodes with subteranean flowers photo credit: J C Neal

Have You Seen Tropical Spiderwort?

Tropical spiderwort (Commelina benghalensis), a noxious weed, has been found in several landscape beds in Raleigh. See a fact …

Leaves on the lawn

Lawn Leaf Removal

Many deciduous trees have already begun dropping their leaves and some of them even have some pretty colors. Raking …

Row Cover

DIY Raised Bed Row Cover

Join Shawn Banks, Extension Agent – Horticulture, for another episode of Extension Gardener on the Crystal Coast as he …

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Fall Lawncare

The lawn is looking mighty thin on one side of my house. There isn’t much I can do in …

Crocosmia

Fall Bulb Care and Planting

The first things that I think will make a noticeable difference in my landscape is redoing the flower bed …

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Greenhouse Weed Control

This publication discusses a number of options that are available to the greenhouse manager for …

Glyphosate

This pesticide factsheet covers the use and characteristics of the herbicide, glyphosate.

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Are There Alternatives to Glyphosate for Weed Control in Landscapes?

Many landscape maintenance professionals have grown reliant on glyphosate for weed control. Landscape weed control …

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Plant Selection for Extensive Green Roofs in the Research Triangle Area of North Carolina

This publication describes the evaluation of plant survival and vigor on 11 extensive green roofs …

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Diseases of Cool-Season Turfgrasses

This guide is designed to help identify the most troublesome diseases associated with cool-season turfgrasses. …

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Pythium root rot.

Pythium Root Rot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium root rot.

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Pythium blight foliar stand symptoms.

Pythium Blight in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of pythium blight.

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Microdochium patch stand symptoms.

Microdochium Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of microdochium patch (pink snow mold).

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