Posts Tagged ‘Summer’

JaMur (Jammer) Zoysiagrass

Q: What do you know about ‘Jammer’ zoysiagrass? A: Not much…but we’re about to hear lots more. Dr. Clint Waltz visited an old research plot of this grass and he says “…….after 4 years of neglect (e.g. no or minimal...

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Impatiens – Winter Care

Q: When it’s time in the late summer to replace my impatiens with pansies, could I just clip the tops off the impatiens (leaving the roots intact), cover them with dirt, and plant the pansies on top? Would the impatiens...

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Red Hot Poker – Care

Q: A few years ago my dad gave me some plants he called Red Hot Poker. I planted them around my mailbox and they have done well. I think it is time to dig, split, and spread them to other...

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Tulip – Reblooming

Q: I am a novice gardener and am quite pleased with the tulips I planted last fall, which bloomed beautifully three weeks ago. However, your April Garden Calendar advised digging up and discarding the bulbs after blooming. Do tulips not...

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Tent Caterpillar

Q: I recently noticed in the crook of a few of my trees white webs with lots of tiny worms squirming inside. Do you have any idea what this is and what to do about it? A: You undoubtedly have...

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Snake – Identification

Q: I saw a two and one-half foot long snake going across my yard. Thank goodness the dogs didn’t see it! It was black and had yellow rings around its body. Its head had little “squares” of yellow almost like...

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Sapsucker – I.D and Control

Q: There are lots of small holes in my Bradford pear, making several rings around the trunk. Is this a borer or a bird? A: You are seeing the damage caused by a yellow-bellied sapsucker. This bird is a member...

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Snake – Skins

Q: My neighbor found three big snake skins in his attic. We called a pest control company but they said they don’t handle snake calls. Can you tell me the name of a company that will help us eliminate snakes?...

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Pine Beetle- Control

Q: My husband has been diligently treating the bark of our pine trees with a borer prevention treatment for ten years. Our neighbors brought home some pine lumber that we now know has borers in it. He thinks that one...

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Irrigation System – Scheduling

Q: I have an automatic sprinkler system How long and how often should I set the sprinklers for? Should I set the area that covers the flat portion of my yard any differently than a sloped portion? A: Your sprinklers...

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Agapanthus – Care

Q: I got an agapanthus from a friend in south Georgia. Is it hardy enough to plant outside? I have it indoors now. A: Agapanthus is also called “Lily of the Nile”. It is a member of the amaryllis family...

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Aspidistra (Cast Iron Plant) – Info

Q: I’m looking for more information on cast iron plants. My new home has some close to the house. It looks great and also hides that red clay stain on the brick foundation! Are these plants from a bulb? Can...

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Citrus – Growing Indoors

Q: I have an orange tree which I have grown from seed I planted in a large house planter. The tree is two years old, and about seven feet tall and growing at a very fast rate. My question is:...

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Amaryllis – Outdoor Care

Q: For the second year in a row, our amaryllis bulbs did not come up until late spring and did not bloom. What are we doing wrong? We plant in very early spring. We take them up each year and...

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Soil – Rebuilding

Q: About three years ago we tilled up our hard clay front yard and added close to a half-ton of compost and soil amendments. The soil looked really good when we finished. This year, when I dug around some shrubs,...

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Easter Lily – Care

Q: I received an Easter lily last week. How should I care for it now? Can I make it bloom next year? A: Easter lilies are hardy outdoors in Atlanta. Dr. Paul Thomas, Extension horticulturist, says the best thing to...

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Photinia – Leaf Spot

Q: I have a row of red tips between me and my neighbor. I notice that the bushes at one end are losing leaves. The leaves also have dark circular spots on them. I do not know how to save...

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Chimney Swift – Sounds like Bats in Chimney

Q: I think I have bats in my chimney! Every day when I come in the house from work I hear lots of cheeps and whirring sounds from the fireplace. My children won’t go in the living room. How can...

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