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To Prune or Not to Prune

Pruning shrubs and trees in the landscape is an important and rewarding garden activity, but some folks are intimidated …

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Fungus Gnats in February?

In the house, yes it’s possible. The flying version is annoying, but it’s the larvae that feed on the …



This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. After the short, dim days of …

Who Spilled Paint on My Camellias?

This article was written by Gail Griffin, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer in Lee County. If you happened to be painting …

February Gardening Guidelines

This article was written by Becky Garrett, Extension Master Gardener℠ Volunteer with North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Lee County. Watch …

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Abiotic Diseases - Frost Injury

When we talk about diseases, we often think about teeny, tiny “no-seeum” critters – living organisms like fungi, bacteria, …

Community Garden

Recovery and Resilience

Recent studies show that following extreme storm events community gardens can supply food, enhance social empowerment, provide safe gathering …

Stink Bug

Stink Bugs

Stink bugs, palmetto bugs, lady bugs, wasps, flies, all kinds of 6 leggers, 8 leggers, and some no legger …

Green Gift Giving

Gift Ideas for Green Giving

Need the perfect present for the established gardener or the greenhorn to greenspaces on your holiday gift list? Here …

Kale in the Garden

Growing Edibles in the Landscape

Do you grow vegetables at your house? Are they stashed in the backyard? Some varieties of your favorite produce are …

2020 guide

Horticulture Resource Guide

Need to find products or services for your growing needs? Read more about it here! 2020 Horticulture Resource …


Houseplants That Are Safe or Not

Poinsettias are deadly if eaten. Nope. Not real. All houseplants are safe and cute and cuddly. Nope. Not so. …

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6. Weeds

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

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5. Diseases and Disorders

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

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White Grubs in Turf

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

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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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Root Inhibitors

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