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Friday, May 30, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 23-29. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk’s office.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Daylily Show and Sale set for June 7

There will be plenty of beautiful day lilies to see on June 7 during the 2014 Daylily Show and Sale. Come out to see the flowers, a photography exhibit, plant sale, and presentations such as ...
By Sandy Hodson

Mysterious holes around the yard? Find out who's digging them up

Lately I have been asked a lot about various holes that have shown up in people's yards, so today I will address possible critters that could be responsible.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Here are some problems gardeners can encounter this spring, summer

A lot of people tell me they cut out my articles and save them. This is one that you can do that with if you grow a vegetable garden, for the following are some common problems you might encounter ...
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 14-22. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Volunteers needed to clear land at park

Volunteers are needed to help make way for a wetlands area at Pendleton King Park on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mowing can affect turfgrass quality

Mowing the lawn is the most frequent turfgrass management practice and probably one that the average person does not think about much. But mowing can affect turfgrass quality as much as any other ...
By Sid Mullis

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Act now to tame whitefly, aphid populations

Augusta's population of whiteflies and aphids is increasing, but plant experts said the pesky insects can be stopped.
By Wesley Brown

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Plants love eating organic

To get the most out of any organic fertilizer, keep in mind how plants feed and how these fertilizers act in the soil.
By Lee Reich

PK Plant Swap is Saturday

The 17th annual Plant Swap begins at 9 a.m. at the Pendleton King Park's Franke Pavilion. Plants donated by area master gardeners are sold to raise money for the park.
By Sandy Hodson

Treatment options for fire ants offered

Active fire ants make mid-April through mid-May a good time to treat and kill them. However, many people still do not know the best way to control fire ants.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, April 25, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 27-April 2. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Bee-friendly gardens can save species

Bees are pulling a disappearing act. Honeybees are vanishing from their hives. Bumblebee numbers have crashed so radically that some species are believed extinct.
By Dean Fosdick

Diagnosing and treating symptoms of winterkill on lawns

Just as I feared in January, we are seeing some winter damage on area lawns. The damage is most prevalent on St. Augustine and centipede with centipede being the worst. It seems like every year, ...
By Sid Mullis

Sacred Heart Garden Festival begins Friday

The weekend that area gardeners look forward to every year is finally here: The Sacred Heart Garden Festival starts Friday.
By Sandy Hodson

Friday, April 18, 2014

Property Transfers

Richmond County property transfers for March 24-26

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Benign neglect? Garden pest control naturally

Gardeners worried about the safety of synthetic pest-control products sometimes turn to botanically derived compounds instead. But many of those also contain toxic ingredients, such as nicotine, ...
By Dean Fosdick

Bulbs, yes, but no food for deer

Chomping down on a rosette of freshly emerging tulip leaves is just the thing to drive away winter doldrums - for deer. Crocuses probably taste almost as good to them.
By Lee Reich

Wait a little longer until you fertilize your lawn

I get asked many times about applying pre-emergence weed and feeds during late February and March to prevent summer weeds, but it is too early to be putting out fertilizer.
By Sid Mullis

Victorian garden style lives on

Those drawn to 19th century style may be pleased to learn that vintage garden decor is a trend this spring and summer.
By Kim Cook
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Enrollment drop plagues many Ga. colleges

ATLANTA -- The financial future of 15 colleges and universities in Georgia that experienced declining enrollment is dependent on a revised funding formula, the university system chancellor warns.
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