Most Georgia lawns have had plenty of rain in the past few months, but the hot, potentially dry months of summer are ahead. Without adequate moisture, plants cannot function normally and can become predisposed to other stresses in the environment, such as winter injury or diseases.
There is one big drawback to growing plants in our climate - pests enjoy the same conditions our plants do.
It's a common site across North Georgia: landscape and lawn maintenance employees hard at work in both commercial and residential areas.
The dazzling array of foliage plants available for your summer landscape can leave you wondering where you will find room for flowers.
How should I properly water my vegetable garden?
Farm safety is a serious issue in the United States. The annual death rate for farm workers involving on-farm accidents is 20.3 per 100,000 workers nationally. Forty-six percent of all farm fatalities are from the use of farm tractors and implements used with tractors.
Thankfully, Lake Lanier is in good shape and the drought of 2008 and 2009 appears to be over.
This year more than ever before, area residents could not wait to get their gardens planted. And for even the novice gardeners, everyone wants to try their hand at growing tomatoes. Sometimes, even when you seem to have done everything right, tomatoes can disappoint in the ...
The Hall County Soil & Water Conservation District encourages you to think about your personal responsibility to be a good steward of natural resources during its annual Stewardship Week celebration. The National Association of Conservation Districts has proclaimed April 25–May 2 as Stewardship Week, marking the 55th year of the national event.
Now that mid-April is here, it's time to get to work in the vegetable garden. If you're planting veggies for the first time, plan to include beans, corn, tomatoes and eggplant in your first garden.
The carpenter bee (Xylocopa virginica) normally attracts quite a bit of attention during the spring in Georgia. It resembles the bumble bee, but it's larger and attacks wood around homes, making it a household and structural pest.
Many may find it hard to believe, but agriculture is among the largest industries in Hall County. Hall County agriculture accounted for more than $260 million in farm income in 2009. And in Georgia, agriculture is the No. 1 industry by far, representing more than $10 billion in farm income in 2009.
After the bitter cold temperatures, ice and snow of this past winter, I fully expect spring fever to be rampant this year. Spring is an exciting time of year for those of us who consider ourselves gardeners. We cannot wait to get outside to dig, prune, plant and mow.
The normal way of buying flowering plants tends to produce landscapes with three stages every spring: a flash of bountiful flowers, a fizzle and wait-till-next-year.
Since 1979, almost 5,000 people across the state have worked for the University of Georgia without a paycheck.