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Berms, Sound Barriers, Plant Barries, Barriers,

Using Berms as Barriers

If you want to create privacy, redirect wind, reduce noise, or stop erosion around your urban home, you can …

Julu Extension Events, Things to Do Near Me in July, July Family Friendly, Family Friendly Events Near Me

Extension July Events

July 5 Going for Gold – Summer Camp Monroe Aquatics Center Summer Camp July 7 Successful Gardener “Gardening in the Heat” July 9 Wingate …

Wheel Bug, Bugs in the Garden, Manage Bugs at Home, Manage Bugs Near Me, Bugs in the Garden, Bugs in my Home, Manage Bugs Around Me

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management, or IPM, is a well-rounded management approach to pest control. Damage to plants by pests is …

Slime Flux, What is this Foul Smell in my tree, Tree smells bad, Tree is Leaking, Tree Smells, Why Does My Tree Stink, Why Does my Tree Smell Like Alcohol

Slime Flux

With the hot weather comes a foul-smelling and unsightly seepage of sap from the trunk of shade trees, called …

Japanese Beetle on Leaf

Japanese Beetles

Japanese Beetles are an invasive species, and are starting to make their appearance. You may be able to …

Bugs in the Garden, Union County,

Insects in the Garden

Have you paid any attention to the insects in your yard and garden this season? It seems I am …

Mulch in Truck Bed, What is in Mulch, What is the Purpose of Mulch, Mulch Near Me, Facts About Mulch

What's Growing in Your Mulch?

There are several decay organisms that will live and thrive in the hardwood mulch in your garden. Mushrooms are …

Cover photo for The Dangers of Plastic Netting

The Dangers of Plastic Netting

Did you know that plastic netting is commonly embedded in turf sod and erosion control blankets? This plastic netting …

Planting, Shrubs, Flowers, Hydrangea, Spots on my Hydrangea, What is Wrong with my Hydrangea, Why are there spots on my Hydrangea, Why are is my Hydrangea Dying,

Hydrangeas & Fungal Leaf Spots

Do you have hydrangeas in your garden? Are they like the ones in my garden that become infected each …

We Grow Union County

Extension in Full Bloom

As a month filled with holidays and everyday occasions, April at UC Extension was blooming with events and opportunities. …

Union County Great Trees Program

Union County Great Trees

Union County has Great Trees! Union County Cooperative Extension is rolling out a new program – Union County Great …

Growing in a Container, How to Garden in a Container, We Grow Union County, North Carolina

How to Garden in a Container

Townhomes, condominiums, apartments, and small in-town lots don’t give you much room to grow plants. You may only have …

Cane Creek Park, Parks in Union County, Parks Near Charlotte, Family Friendly Activities Near Charlotte

Cane Creek Park

Cane Creek Park is more than 1,000 acres of land surrounding a 350 acre lake and hosts a wide …

White Fringe Tree, Trees in NC, North Carolina Trees, Union County Trees, Trees, Forage,

White Fringe Tree

White Fringe Tree (Chionanthus virginicus) is also known as Old-man’s-beard, or sometimes as Gray-beard. It grows native in the …

We Grow Union County - Spring 2022

Springing Into Extension

Spring is in the air, and so much is happening at UC Extension. With the arrival of spring, comes …

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Spotted Lanternfly

This factsheet offers information on the biology and management of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive …

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11. Woody Ornamentals

This woody ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the types of vines, shrubs, …

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9. Lawns

This lawns chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews installation and care of turfgrass as …

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10. Herbaceous Ornamentals

This herbaceous ornamentals chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook reviews the selection, bed design, planting, …

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Potato aphids

Potato Aphid on Ornamental Plants

This factsheet describes potato aphids (Macrosiphum euphorbiae).

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Banded-winged whiteflies

Bandedwinged Whitefly on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes the bandedwinged whitefly (Trialeurodes abutiloneus).

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Walnut Scale Insect on Ornamentals

This factsheet describes walnut scales (Quadraspidiotus juglansregiae).

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Fishing spider

Fishing Spiders and Wolf Spiders

This factsheet describes Fishing spiders (genus Dolomedes), and wolf spiders (genus Lycosa).

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