I'm often asked how to control moss in the lawn. Being a 'turf guy,' I can appreciate the fact that most of us (men that is) really want a good-looking lawn. However, sometimes it's just not possible - as is the case in dense shade.
Catch a glimpse of farming in the future this October at the South's biggest and best farm show. The Sunbelt Expo is the world's largest farm show with on-site row crops and field demonstrations. During the show's three days Oct. 19-21, the latest technology from the agricultural industry will be on full display near Moultrie for all to see and evaluate.
Now that daytime temperatures are cooling down, perhaps fall has finally arrived. With the arrival of fall also comes the arrival of pansies - one of my favorite winter annuals.
These days, it's not quite as much fun to be a Georgia Bulldog. Our beloved Bulldogs are off to a 1-3 start and the season is stacking up to be the toughest of coach Mark Richt's tenure.
As the curtain falls on the summer show of garden blooms, it's time to gear up for the fall preview. Several hardy annual varieties weather Georgia winters to keep landscapes colorful until spring arrives.
The 2010 Georgia Agritourism Conference, "Play, Learn, Grow," is set for Nov. 3-5 at the Dillard House in Rabun County. The conference celebrates the newly formed Georgia Agritourism Association and will include the organization's first official meeting.
Fall is upon us, and it won't be long before the dogwoods, redbuds and maples begin to show off their fall color. But while you're making plans to admire the colorful fall foliage, why not plant your own?
Fescue lawns across North Georgia have suffered tremendously this year due to the extreme heat. If you're fescue lawn is like mine, it's probably looking rather "tired" right now. Even with ample irrigation, tall fescue lawns often thin out and need reseeding.
Recently, I was fortunate to attend the Georgia Poultry Federation's annual Night of Knights, a celebration of the state's largest agricultural commodity. Night of Knights was attended by more than 2,000 Poultry Federation members, supporters and leaders.
A beautiful spring flower garden starts this fall if you'd like bulbs to be a part of it. Nothing could be more simple or rewarding than growing colorful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other great varieties.
For the past 30 years, more than 5,500 people across the state have worked for the University of Georgia and never received a paycheck. As graduates of the UGA College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences Master Gardener Program, they volunteer their time to assist local county extension agents across Georgia.
This week, I received a call from a local farmer who wanted to know how late into the year the farmers market would be open. As I often do, I gave him the standard county agent answer: "well, it depends ..."
Over the last few weeks, the extension office has received numerous calls from anxious homeowners and frustrated farmers regarding the dreaded fall armyworm.
The process of designing and planting a beautiful landscape, then watching healthy plants grow into maturity can be a rewarding experience. However, the path to a healthy landscape is not always an easy one, especially if poor drainage is a problem.
Throughout the summer, I have the pleasure of frequently visiting the farmers markets in our area.