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Cover photo for 2021 Extension Plant Sale!

2021 Extension Plant Sale!

It’s time for the Extension plant sale!! We are offering BLACKBERRY, BLUEBERRY, RASPBERRY, ELDERBERRY, FIGS, STRAWBERRY, and even ASPARAGUS …

How to Take a Soil Sample

Dory Hubbard, an Extension Master Gardener℠ volunteer in Lincoln County, writes a blog entitled “Maple Hill 101.” Dory did …

Cover photo for Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Controlling Fire Ants - VIDEO!

Now is the time to get out there and make smart, strategic fire ant treatments! This link will take you …

The Myths of Tree Topping

Dear Agent Trowel, I hear that the city of Charlotte once fined one of their businesses $10,000.00 for “topping” eight …

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jimson weed

6. Weeds

This weeds chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses weed life cycles, how to properly …

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growth of plants in wet to dry soil

5. Diseases and Disorders

This diseases and disorders chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook discusses how to keep plants …

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White grub

White Grubs in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of white grubs and addresses how to control them as …

7 days agoTurfFiles
Cistern, overflow, pump, faucet and gutter beside house

Rainwater Harvesting: Guidance for Homeowners

A rainwater harvesting system captures stormwater runoff, often from a rooftop, and stores the water …

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Preemergence Herbicides for Herbaceous Ornamentals

This table presents information on preemergence herbicides for herbaceous ornamentals.

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Controlling Bamboo in Landscape Plantings

There are many species of bamboo sold in the nursery trade, some more invasive than …

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Herbicide Dose Calculations for Landscape "Islands"

This chart presents the grams of herbicide needed for circular landscape beds of various diameters.

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Club-roots on a grass treated with prodiamine

Root Inhibitors

This factsheet describes the symptoms of root-inhibiting herbicide injuries.