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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 …

Mosquito Control Around the Home

Mosquitoes are important pests because their biting activity often interferes with outdoor activities. They may transmit disease organisms to …

Notched Edges on Rhododendron

Notches on rhododendron leaves that appear overnight may be caused by adult black vine weevils (Otiorhynchyus sulcatus). Weevil larvae …

Raspberry Leaves Drying Up

If your raspberry leaves are drying up and the canes are wilting and breaking off at ground level, first …

Boxwood Leafminers

Now is a good time to scout for boxwood leafminer damage and determine if control is needed on your …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Summer and Fall Flowering Bulbs for the Landscape

Summer and fall flowering bulbs provide another dimension to gardening. They add beauty and interest …

Peonies for the Home Landscape

Peonies are long-lived, perennial flowers that produce large flowers in the spring. Colors include black, …

Dahlias for the Home Landscape

Dahlias, are a popular addition to the landscape because they have a wide height range …

Roses for North Carolina

Sooner or later most home gardeners think about growing roses. Landscape uses are quite varied …

Hints for Fall-Planted Spring and Early Summer Flowering Bulbs

This publication offers guidelines on planning a garden and buying bulbs, as well as planting …

Qualifiers for Quagmires: Landscape Plants for Wet Sites

Wet, poorly drained soils present one the most difficult challenges for growing plants in the …

Controlling Sedges in Landscape Plantings

More than 40 sedge species may be found in North Carolina landscapes. Although grass-like in …

Postemergence, Non-Selective Herbicides for Landscapes and Nurseries

Manual removal of weeds is time consuming, expensive, and often results in damage to landscape …