Bulloch County Extension

Poinsettia Care

By Merritt Melancon University of Georgia Despite their limited, two-month run on retailers’ shelves each year, poinsettias are the best-selling potted plant in the United States. Growers sold more than 34.6 million plants in 2014 alone. But that popularity doesn’t always translate into longevity. Come February or March, many of…
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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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Bulloch 4-H well represented at Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair

Last week Bulloch 4-H was very well represented at the 2015 Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair.  Youth participated in livestock shows, the mini-booth competition and the 4-H Food Booth had a banner week. Congratulations to those youth that show their animals at fair.  On Tuesday night, Madeline Johnson, Cadelyn Jones, Jacob Boyett and Anna…
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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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Plant trees and shrubs in Fall

Finally, fall is here. The weather is becoming slightly cooler, and gardeners are slowly migrating back outdoors after the heat of summer. Now is a perfect time to add a new tree or a grouping of shrubs to the landscape. Or perhaps you have an area in the landscape that needs…
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Soil Health and Cover Crops Forum

The Soil & Water Conservation Districts, Resource Conservation & Development Councils, Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission, UGA Cooperative Extension, Georgia Grazing Lands Coalition and USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service are hosting a series of forums to learn about what soil health is and to get a deeper understanding of…
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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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Protect yourself from ticks

Adapted from an article by Merritt Melancon, news editor with the UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Ticks are in every part of Georgia. The most common ticks in Georgia are lone star ticks, carriers of uncommon diseases called “ehrlichiosis.” However, the American dog tick is also present in the state,…
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Vegetable Garden Care

As the days get hotter and drier, keep a watchful eye on your vegetable garden. Careful attention to a few details will help your garden produce a bountiful harvest all summer. Water Management Focus your attention on water management first. Most gardens need at least 1 inch of water per…
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