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Lady Bird Beetle

Lady Bird Beetles

I mention these insects every year and many of you probably know everything I could tell you about them. …

Lawn

Fall Care for your Lawn

We’re approaching a key date for fertilizing lawns in our area. Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day are good to …

Cover photo for Soil Sampling Season

Soil Sampling Season

Soil samples can be taken anytime of the year. Taking soil samples in the fall will allow you to …

color flower beds

Landscape Focus for Homeowners

What are your landscape plants telling you? Now is a good time to stroll around the landscape and be …

Gardens at the Macon County Environmental Center

Free Garden Tour

The Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Macon County invite the public to a free tour of the gardens at the …

Carpenter Bee

Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees are large, black and yellow bees often seen hovering around the eaves of a house, wooden fences, …

Vegetable Cross-Pollination

Many people believe that by planting related crops close together, such as cantaloupes and cucumbers, the taste of the …

Garden

First Time Garden

As spring arrives many people feel an urge to plant and to see vegetables growing in the soil. They …

Fruit Tree Selection

Now is a good time of year to be thinking about what types of fruit you may want to …

Slugs and Their Management

Slugs are simply snails (mollusks) without shells. They live in and on the ground and have big appetites for …

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