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Sample soil test report for Centipede Lawn

Reading a Soil Test Report

Many times we get calls from people asking for help reading, or interpreting, the soil test report that comes …

Lawn & Garden Soil Sample Box Used to Take a Soil Sample

Taking a Soil Sample

It’s October, which means the weather should be cooling down and time to plant trees and shrubs is right …

Photo by Tom Glasgow shows a venus flytrap, butterwort, parrot pitcher plant and sundews growing in the same small area. The sundews are a little harder to see, but they're in the bottom of the photo, slightly to the left of center. This would be early to mid May; the butterworts flower before the flytraps.

Native Plants Week

Hey everyone, I found out late on Monday that Governor Roy Cooper has signed a proclamation making this week …

Painted Rain Barrel with Fish

Rain Barrels!

Rain barrels are currently available at the Onslow office of N.C. Cooperative Extension. These roughly 50-gallon food-grade rain barrels come …

Keep the Repellent Handy

Although hurricane Dorian has come and gone for most of us, its rainfall has likely left standing water in …

White flowers, s stem with magenta streaks and several compound leaves of the water hemlock plant

NOT Giant Hogweed!

Recently there was a webinar on invasive plants in North Carolina. One of the plants highlighted was Giant Hogweed. …

Cicada killer wasp on foliage

Cicada Killer Wasps

Cicada killer wasps are starting to emerge. This picture was taken on Friday in a landscaped area outside the …

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Non-Biting Midges Emerging

Chironomid midges (“fuzzy bills”) are emerging in large numbers from ponds, lakes as well as the rivers feeding into …

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17. Organic Gardening

This organic gardening chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook provides systematic approach to fertilization, soil, …

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Spring dead spot stand symptoms.

Spring Dead Spot in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of spring dead spot.

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NC State Extension Master Gardener Program Guidelines

This publication provides guidelines for the NC State Extension Master Gardener program, including how to …

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9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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Brown patch.

Brown Patch in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of brown patch.

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Anthracnose stand symptoms

Anthracnose in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of anthracnose.

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Algae in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of algae.

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Overcoming Seed Dormancy: Trees and Shrubs

Seed dormancy is nature's way of setting a time clock that allows seeds to initiate …