Mother Nature is in a gift-giving mood this time of year.
Preventive maintenance is so important to any aspect of life, whether it's your health or equipment.
Strawberries are definitely a spring and early summer fruit, so why talk about them in October? Well this is the best time of year to plant them.
For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product is eye-appealing and rewards you with the beauty of nature.
For most of us, the fall is the time of year for college football (GO DAWGS!), cool, crisp air in the mountains and raking leaves that seem to get everywhere. It is also a time of year when many people consider overseeding their warm season lawns to produce a green carpet of grass all year long.
It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.
One man or woman's cute and cuddly critter is another person's pest. Or sometimes what begins as a cute animal turns into a pest after it eats your prize-winning roses or caused $1,000 in damage to the garage or attic.
If there is one thing that causes people to be squeamish, ticks will usually do it. No one likes the idea of something crawling on them, and I do not know anyone who wants to be a source of food either.
The worst thing you can add to a picnic or outdoor party is a mosquito. Not just one mosquito, but a whole swarm of mosquitoes.
Tradition in the South is important, and of all the summertime traditions like beach vacations, family reunions and going to the farmers' market, finding the perfect watermelon is a real treat for most of us.
Sweet corn in the summertime is probably everyone's favorite home garden vegetable. But do not let your hard efforts of growing it go to waste by ending up with wormy corn.
Extension offices around Northeast Georgia have been buzzing with calls about all sorts of problems and issues, but the one problem high on the list is millipedes in the house.
During the past few days, the office has received a fair number of calls, emails and visits from residents wondering about little foamy masses on the tips of evergreen trees such as the Leyland cypress.
No doubt, brown patch is the most damaging disease of warm-season turf grasses in Georgia.
Georgia and the rest of the country continue to benefit from healthy trade relations with Mexico.
Poinsettias are a native to Mexico and can be seen growing in the wild of their native land. But thanks to the first U.S. ambassador, Joel Poinesett, the plant made its way to the United States when he sent some cuttings back home to South Carolina.
During this time of year, everyone is busy buying gifts for loved ones and friends, going to Christmas parties and enjoying the magic of the holiday season and its effect on children and grandchildren.
Squirrels around the house can be a blessing or a curse. It all depends on whether or not the squirrel has made it to your attic.
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