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Pruning branches on a tree.

What to Prune and When

I’ve already started receiving the pruning questions this fall. The question I’m referring to is, “When can I prune …

Collards in the garden.

Collards and Other Cole Crops

The cold temperatures seem to have taken an extra-long time to arrive this year. Not that I’m complaining. I …

Lawn with Ground pearl damage

Ground Pearls in Turf

As an Extension Agent, I often get asked about ground pearls. Because we have sandy soil here in Carteret …

St Augustinegrass

Summer Lawn Check-In

All of our warm season grasses are growing like crazy in the heat of the summer, as long as …

Watering with a garden hose

Harvesting Summer Vegetables

Early morning is the best time of the day to harvest most summer vegetables. I was asked why I …

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

Summer Lawns and Soil Samples

Hopefully, with all the rain we’ve had your lawn has a bright green healthy color and is looking worthy …

Gardenia flowers in bloom

Aromatic Morning Walk

Thanks to all the rain this summer, I have enjoyed the gardenias, magnolias, and other plants with sweet smelling …

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