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Michael Wheeler: Insects invade households when cold weather arrives

Fall is the time when insects may enter homes and buildings from the surrounding landscape looking for a nice place to overwinter.

November 17, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to keep squirrels out of your attic

Well it's a field day for squirrels in the area. This year's acorn crop seems to be at a high, and this has been well received by them.

November 03, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Composting: Art and science of improving garden

We are getting into the best time of year with cooler weather and crisp days. It is a bit exciting, because it finally feels like the season filled with college football and fall festivals.

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Turf diseases such as take-all patch can develop in the fall

Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from a piece by William Tyson, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in Effingham County.

October 06, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Now is time for calibrating your lawn spreader

This is the time of year many homeowners are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating their lawns.

September 23, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Planting trees in fall, winter lets them establish roots

For gardeners, nothing can compare to putting new plants into a landscape. The end product is eye-appealing and rewards them with the beauty of nature.

September 08, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Try using native plants in your landscape this fall

The choices of plants for the garden are endless.

August 25, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Summer heat is causing tulip poplar trees to shed leaves early

During the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.

August 11, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Fall webworms on trees no true cause for concern

It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.

July 28, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: How to control yellow jacket population

They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.

July 14, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Life top stories


Michael Wheeler: How to prevent tomato problems

Even though fresh ripe tomatoes are just now coming in, our office has been getting questions about problems with tomatoes.

June 30, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Keep azaleas in tiptop condition by keeping pests away

When azaleas have blossomed into a big green bush but have lost their spring brilliance, it is easy to forget they are there.

June 16, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Handy tips for cutting your grass throughout the summer

There is no question that summer is here, and this means it is grass-cutting time.

June 02, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Scale insects attack plants early in the season

This year has been a year for scales.

May 19, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Michael Wheeler: Enjoy a slice of homegrown foods

Homegrown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners in the summertime.

May 05, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Michael Wheeler: Drought conditions still a factor despite two rainy days

This is one of the worst droughts I can remember. And according to a lot of other folks, this one sure does take the cake ...

December 01, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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