The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

Emerald Ash Borer

The (EAB) is a non-native and highly invasive insect that has killed tens of millions of ash trees in 25 states and in Canada since it was first discovered near Detroit, Michigan in 2002, It is thought that EAB was accidently introduced into the U.S. from Southeast Asia in infested shipping…
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Turf Fanatics

Turf fanatics are a strange breed. They care deeply for the appearance of a non-human life form that cannot love them in return. Dog and cat fanatics can at least receive affectionate licks and purrs. Turf fanatics will go to great lengths to assure their stand of turf is beautiful…
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To Apply Spring Preemergent Herbicides Or Not To Apply…That is the Question

Two Choices: 1. Perfect Lawns require Spring Preemergent Herbicides  If you want your lawn to be as weed-free as a golf course, then you must apply preemergent herbicides. These chemicals prevent weed seed from germinating and kill tiny weeds. The time for preemergent herbicide application is now: apply preemergent herbicides between…
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Adding Beneficial Insect Preservation to Your Pest Management Business

by Steve D. Pettis Rockdale County Extension Agent Pollinators in the news Pollinators have been headlining the news for months now. With reports of declining Monarch Butterfly populations and honeybee deaths seeming in the news daily, homeowners are becoming aware of the plight of pollinators and other beneficial insects. Just…
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