Editor's note: This column is an excerpt from a piece by William Tyson, the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension coordinator in Effingham County.
This is the time of year many homeowners are probably thinking about fertilizing or renovating their lawns.
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.
The choices of plants for the garden are endless.
During the past week or two, I have noticed the tulip poplars around the county losing their leaves.
It has begun. The annual appearance of webbing in trees along the roadways and woods in the county has started.
They are a part of summer, but I don't have to like it. And I am referring to the presence of yellow jackets.
Even though fresh ripe tomatoes are just now coming in, our office has been getting questions about problems with tomatoes.
When azaleas have blossomed into a big green bush but have lost their spring brilliance, it is easy to forget they are there.
There is no question that summer is here, and this means it is grass-cutting time.
This year has been a year for scales.
Homegrown vegetables are a staple for many Southerners in the summertime.
Most plant lovers want to have flowers blooming in their garden all season long, but the problem arises in what to grow.
Can you feel it? It's springtime in North Georgia.
In most landscapes, turf grasses are grown with trees, shrubs or buildings.
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