May 1, 2008

Reader Questions:

Q: I have some high mallow on which some of the leaves are turning a yellowish color with little spots on them. Can you tell me what it is? - Kenneth J.

Q: What's this disease is in our Meyers zoysiagrass? We have a chemical lawn service but they have not cured it. - Beverly A.
Q: Can you tell me what type of worm this is and why does it attack my mockorange bush? - Jack G.

Garden Knowledge:

A new home in my neighborhood had bermudagrass sod planted in March. By May, one area was a perfect checkerboard of straight lines, composed of weedy plants in the ruts surrounding the individual squares of sod. Do you have ruts or low places in your lawn?
Here's how to level them up


Pike Nurseries

Grey Water Recycler Water your lawn and garden despite Atlanta's watering restrictions with the Grey Water Recycler, a sleek unit that saves up to 90% of your grey water before going down the drain. Watch a video for a $25 cash back rebate.

Design Tip

Selling your house? Prepare your landscape.

If you're selling your house, remember the first thing that potential buyers see isn't the new carpeting, paint or tile floors. It's going to be your landscape. Ask any Realtor, first impressions from the curb can bring in or turn away new buyers. Get started as early as possible

by Theresa Schrum

Cool Plant

Midknight Blue Lily of the Nile (Agapanthus x 'Monmid')
Perennial native to Africa. It's hard to miss the large plantings of blue-blooming Agapanthus in places like California. In years past, I tried to grow them here but always lost them over the winter. Midknight Blue is touted as having better cold tolerance (-10), so I'm giving it another try and so should you.
Learn more...

by Theresa Schrum
Be sure to listen to Garden Basics on The Lawn and Garden Show on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. We'll open the phone lines for first time homeowners to ask their most puzzling questions.

Garden Calendar:

Dig, divide and transplant your crowded irises to a better location, if needed, after they bloom.

My new book is here! e! Georgia Gardeners' Q&A: 501 Answers to Frequently Asked Questions You can order an autographed book and I'll inscribe it any way you wish.

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