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Archive By Author - Michael Wheeler


Wheeler: 10 tips to save water in your landscape

Water is always a precious commodity and it seems that, in the South, we are only about two to three weeks from a drought. We are getting dry in places, so now is the time to think about how you can save water this summer in the garden.

April 20, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: When to fertilze the lawn

When it comes to common questions asked at the office, the one I hear most often is about lawns and when to fertilize them.

April 13, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Deepening Savannah port is vital to Georgia agriculture

When 1 in 8 U.S. export containers leave the Port of Savannah each year, it takes a lot of coordination to keep everything going smoothly. Recently, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston met with Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg to discuss logistics at the port.

April 11, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Dealing with ground bees

The first sign of ground or digger bees in lawns may be strange little mounds of soil with a hole nearby. The ground bees will be flying over this area. Ground bees are solitary bees that dig and nest in the ground. Some types of solitary wasps live like this as well.

April 05, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Follow the Hall County Extension office on Facebook

Everyone is on Facebook these days. It's a great way to communicate to catch up with friends and stay connected with family that is far off.

March 29, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Premium demand can benefit local beef farmers

There is good news for us in the South and Hall County who raise cattle on cow/calf operations. Our cattle typically end up in the Midwest on feedlots, and then end up at the packer for processing.

March 28, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Be careful of products making miracle claims

Is it too good to be true?

March 23, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Grasscycling a cheap, easy way to feed your lawn

Recycling is all the rage, from aluminum cans and newspapers to plastic bottles and bags. But did you know that you can recycle in your lawn?

March 16, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Agribiz: Atlanta poulty expo will grow next year

The premier poultry show in Atlanta will be a little larger for 2013. The International Production &

March 14, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Wheeler: Weeds in the yard? Start treating now to lessen growth

If you are like most of us, this is the time of year we all have something growing in the yard other than what we want to be growing.

March 09, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Establish roots for healthy shrubs, tress and flowers

If the past few days of warm weather have given you a fever to plant shrubs, trees and flowers in the yard, then you are not alone.

March 02, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Carefully plan your garden site

Choosing a garden site is one of the most important decisions any gardener will make.

February 16, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Celebrate the numerous benefits of trees

Arbor Day in Georgia is Feb. 17 this year, and it is a great celebration of the environment, nature and trees in our community.

February 10, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Select quality plants at the garden center

Now is one of the better times to plant new additions to our landscapes. Planting now will give trees and shrubs a better chance of getting established before the heat of summer hits like a ton of bricks.

February 03, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Wheeler: Take steps to prevent blossom end rot

I see it year after year in the Extension Office. Clients come in wondering what to do about their tomatoes or peppers that are being laid to waste by disease.

January 27, 2012 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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Keep your poinsettias looking great all season long

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.

December 19, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Keep your Christmas tree fresh

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.

December 05, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


Controlling squirrel population around your house

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.

November 21, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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