Bulloch County Extension

Timing is key to a beautiful lawn

Proper timing of fertilization, weed and pest control, as well as mowing height and lawn maintenance are key to establishing and maintaining a beautiful lawn.  These management guidelines are specific to what type of turf grass that is growing in the lawn.  To help make timely decisions UGA Extension has…
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Take the Guesswork out of Gardening with a Soil Test

Soil testing is a valuable tool to ensure success in your lawn and garden.  It provides a quick and accurate determination of the pH (acidity) and the level of several plant essential nutrients like: phosphorous, potassium, calcium, and magnesium.  These results will help guide your decisions on plant selection, soil…
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Time to treat lawns for winter weeds

By Clint Thompson University of Georgia, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Now is the time for Georgia homeowners to treat their lawns for weeds, according to a member of the world-renowned University of Georgia Turfgrass Team. Waiting for a weed to become a problem before applying adequate control is…
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Not too late for fall gardening chores

When the weather cools off and the leaves begin to fall, its an excellent time to get outdoors and do a little gardening.  UGA Extension has put together a compilation of fall gardening publications to give you some great ideas for projects.  Plant some cold tolerant pansies for fall color…
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Wet weather brings out Mushrooms in landscapes

Mushrooms are the visible structures of the unseen fungi growing in our landscapes. Think of mushrooms as the flowers and fruits of the fungi world. The mushrooms these fungi produce may cause a concern depending on where they are growing. Mushrooms and other fungal growths can be unsightly and are…
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Time to control Mole Crickets

Late June through early July is a good time to treat for mole crickets in turf. Mole crickets are tan-colored, cricket-like insects that feed on plant roots. They are about one inch long, with short, stout forelegs, spade-like feet and large, dark eyes. Young are like adults but without wings and…
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Ouch! There are “stickers” in the yard!

LAWN BURWEED – IT’S A STICKY PROBLEM Tim R. Murphy – Retired Extension Weed Scientist, The University of Georgia The weed in question is most commonly lawn burweed (Soliva pterosperma), a.k.a. spurweed, stickerweed, sandbur, sanbur and sandspur. Lawn burweed is a winter annual member of the Aster family. The weed germinates…
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Cottony weed invades lawns

Tim R. Murphy, Retired Extension Weed Scientist It seems that all of a sudden, numerous lawns in Georgia are turning white. Well it is not snow, nor is it left over cotton from last fall. The “cottony” appearance is due to the presence of a weed named facelis (Facelis retusa)….
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Armadillo Problems

Michael Mengak, Warnell School of Forestry & Natural Resources, has recently received several calls about armadillo problems.  Below are his takes on this pest: There are no repellents or poisons registered for armadillo. Armadillo are not protected in Georgia – it is legal to hunt or shoot at any time UNLESS it…
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