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Michael Wheeler: How to find the best spot for a garden

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

March 03, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Simple rules to follow to prevent grass tetany in cows

Each growing season has a base and peak. And late winter and early spring is usually the peak period for grass tetany occurring in beef cows.

February 18, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: Maintaining soil pH levels is important

If you have ever come to my office to ask me a question about how to grow a garden, fix a production issue or renovate a pasture, one of the first things I seek from you is a soil sample from your property.

February 04, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: Cement your tree’s roots by planting now

Throughout the year, people will call wanting planting advice.

January 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: Tips for combatting soil compaction in garden

If you call the office to discuss a problem with your landscape, one of the first things I am going to ask you about is soil testing.

January 07, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: How to pick the perfect houseplant

I remember as a child having houseplants my mother grew. It was interesting to see them grow and how my mom took care of them.

December 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Wheeler: Tend to your garden's winter chores this month

Even though winter weather is here, gardeners can still do some things in the yard. Even though they are not really big jobs, they are important to do to maintain a healthy garden and be ready for the upcoming growing season.

December 10, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Michael Wheeler: 6 tips to keep your live Christmas tree going strong

One of the best childhood memories I can remember growing up was going with my dad to pick out a Christmas tree.

November 27, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Fall is the time for planting ‘spring-flowering’ bulbs

October marks the opening of the planting season for "spring-flowering" bulbs.

November 13, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Flea and tick medicine is not just for summertime

Now that October has arrived and leaves are changing color, I can finally say it is beginning to feel more like fall.

October 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Improving the community through a partnership and education

What do local farming, youth development, nutrition education and Master Gardeners have in common? The answer is: Hall County Cooperative Extension.

October 02, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Plant new trees, shrubs around the house this year

For gardeners, there is nothing better than putting new plants into a landscape. The end product appeals to the eyes with a rewarding look of nature's beauty.

September 18, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Farmers are the first step in environmentalism

Hall County's economy is tied directly to agriculture. Whether the agriculture is cattle, poultry, forage production, forestry, peaches, apples or other small fruits, the economy is directly affected by the success of local farmers.

September 04, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Effective ways to control and eliminate bagworms

It's that time of year when the most common question of the day is about bagworms.

August 07, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

Reading, understanding pesticide labels important

Just the other day, I received an email from a co-worker about a gentleman who used the wrong chemical on his lawn and wiped it out entirely.

July 24, 2015 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists

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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 ...

October 21, 2016 | Michael Wheeler | Columnists


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