Posts Tagged ‘Winter’

Lawn – Wild Onion Control

Q: What can I do to rid my bermudagrass lawn of an infestation of wild onions? I’m a transplant from Illinois and have not faced this type of problem with my turf before. A: As with any weed, you have...

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Zoysia – Planting Plugs in Bermuda

Q: I have a 25 year old bermuda lawn. It’s pretty thin, and the soil isn’t very good. I like the appearance of zoysia grass. If I put in zoysia plugs, will they eventually take over, or is the bermuda...

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Plum – Black Knot

Q: Many of the limbs and branches on my plum and cherry trees have hard, scaley cases encircling them. I’ve tried to cut into them but it takes a strong knife. It’s almost like they’re part of the tree. What...

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Zoysia Fertilization – Why Wait?

Q: I have been impatiently waiting until my zoysia grass has greened 75-100 percent. Why must I do this, other than because you say so on your website? A: You’re a smart person to always be asking “Why?” in the...

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Falsa berry

Q: I have a question about a berry which grows in south Asian countries. I don’t know what it’s called in English, but its size is similar to a blueberry but its color is violet when ready to eat. In...

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Container Planting – Low Maintenance

Q: Can you recommend perennials that I can plant in the planter boxes on my deck. They get full, blazing sun. I put that low-growing yellow lantana in there last year, but none of it came back this year…. I...

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Purslane – Identification

Q: Will you please help and identify the plant in the attached photos? It has started growing in our deer/food plots near Monticello and the deer are favoring it out above our usual winter grazing plants buck oats and crimson...

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Tomato – Stinkbug Damage

Q: My sister and I have a question about the picture attached. What causes “spotty tomatoes”? A: The spots are caused by stinkbugs. These insects feed by sticking their sharp, hollow “nose” into the skin of a tomato and sucking...

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Centipedegrass – Tifblair

Q: Will centipedegrass perform well in north Cobb county? A: One of the great success stories of the lawn seed industry is the work of Dr. Wayne Hanna at the USDA Coastal Plains Experiment Station in Tifton. In 1977, realizing...

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Persimmon – Ripening to Remove Astringency

Q: Why do green persimmons taste so bad? A: Because they have a lot of tannin in their juice. One web site says “tannin coagulates the viscous protein on the surface of our tongues, leading to the astringent taste.” Anyone...

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Leveling Zoysia in Winter

Q: Can you level a zoysia lawn in the winter when it is dormant, then fertilize in the early summer or is it better to do it all in the summer? This is my first zoysia lawn and I thought...

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Drying Figs

Q: I have an electric dehydrator, which has about 5 trays. The instruction book did not list figs, so I went by the recipe for grapes, which was to do a hot water bath to break down the skin, then...

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Gardenia radicans – Protection

Q: I just planted Monrovia Gardenia radicans in my yard in Atlanta. The label says they are cold hardy only to 10-20`. How should I protect them when the temperature is in the teens? If there is ice or snow,...

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Pre-emergent – Apply During a Warm Winter

Q: When the weather is unseasonably warm (60′s and 70′s) in January, should I put out a pre-emergent to prevent spring and summer weeds? A: Good question. Here’s what my UGA weed control specialists say: From Dr. Tim Murphy: “Yes...

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Cherry – Autumnalis

Q: We have what appears to be an everblooming cherry tree in our front yard. This crazy tree will bloom in the winter and spring months, have leaves during summer and drop them in the fall. Once the leaves drop,...

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Coast Redwood – Growing

Q: Can I grow a redwood tree here? A: The coast redwood requires constant moisture from the fog banks along the California coast, so it would not grow here for very long. On the other hand, the dawn redwood grows...

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Fescue – Watering in Winter

Q: In order to abide by the watering restrictions, when I want to water I need to set up my sprinklers the night before I want to water. At our current temperatures, that would mean that the hose and sprinklers...

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Zoysia – Planting in Long Island, New York

Q: My parents sold their house that has a beautiful Emerald Zoysia lawn, and the buyer is knocking down the house to build a much bigger one. We can take the Zoysia grass and I want to transplant it on...

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