The Rockdale Gardener

Gardening Posts From Rockdale Cooperative Extension

What is causing this circle around my tree?

There are several reasons why a circle might appear in the turf surrounding a tree. No, not aliens or crop circles. Sometimes there are many possible scenarios for a landscape phenomena. For instance, here four differing suggestions as to what could be causing the grass turn brown in a circle…
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Large Patch Fungus Killing Warm Season Grasses This Fall

The large patch fungus attacks warm season turf during cool wet periods. The fungus eats at the plants roots, killing the grass in distinct near-circular patches. Dr. Alfredo Martinez, UGA’s Turfgrass Disease specialist, has written a really good synopsis of the disease here: Large patch disease is favored by: •…
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February is the month to think about turfgrass!

  February is the time to start thinking about turfgrass. This is the month to apply preemergent herbicides, lime according to a soil test and overseed fescue. Preemergent herbicides are weed killers that prevent weed seeds from germinating. If you need recommendations on the correct one to use, UGA has…
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