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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 …

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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 …

Pesticide Disposal Day

N.C. Cooperative Extension, Macon County, will hold a pesticide disposal/collection day in cooperation with the N.C. Department of …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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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Eat Smart Move More North Carolina: Growing Communities Through Gardens

Gardens bring communities together. Not only are community gardens a good way to get more …

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Natural Learning Initiative Gardening Activity Guide

The Gardening Activity Guide is designed to expose young children to seasonal fruit and vegetable …

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Phytophthora Blight and Root Rot on Annuals and Herbaceous Perennials

Identification and management of Phytophthora in annuals and herbaceous perennials in greenhouses and in the …

Zoysiagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This publication for homeowners and landscapers describes how to mow, fertilize, irrigate, and control weeds …

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20. Wildlife

This Wildlife Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook teaches readers to recognize the value of …

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Greenhouse Weed Control

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

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Yellow Tuft in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow tuft.

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