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Fall Plant Sale

Fall is a busy time for families with many school and athletic events, festivals, and other events to attend. …

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Bradford Pear Exchange

The Bradford Pear became a popular ornamental plant for homeowners as it produces beautiful white flowers in the spring. …

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The Spider Flower

Spider Flower (Cleome hasslerana) or Cleome is native to southeastern Brazil and Argentina making it a great plant for …

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Japanese Beetle Grubs in Turf

White grubs are the larvae of scarab beetles, which include the Japanese beetle. They are the grubs that I …

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Summer Vegetables and Heat

The temperature has cooled somewhat, but we a have experienced the extreme heat of summer in the past few …

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Vegetative Screening

Urban trees provide a lot of benefits to us where we live, work, and play. They clean the air …

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Using Berms as Barriers

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

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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 …

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Integrated Pest Management

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

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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 …

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Landscape Irrigation Auditing Made Simple

This publication discusses how to ensure efficient supplemental water management to maintain turfgrass growth by …

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Water Requirements of North Carolina Turfgrasses

Water is an essential component for plant growth. In turfgrasses it comprises 75 to 90 …

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Kentucky Bluegrass

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of Kentucky bluegrass.

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IV. NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Program Policies

This chapter of the NC State Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Guidelines covers policies of the …

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Witchhazel Leaf Gall Aphid

This factsheet describes the biology of the witchhazel leaf gall aphid, Hormaphis cornu, and provides …

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Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens

This publication alerts prospective gardeners to some of the most common contaminants in urban soils, …

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Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue and …

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Fall Armyworms in Turf

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of fall armyworms and addresses how to control them as …

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