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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

Mullis: Sprinkler systems shouldn't be on this time of year

During this time of the year people frequently asked me what they should be doing to their lawn.There are things that you can do and I will touch on all of our warm season grasses of Bermuda, ...
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

Mullis: Stinging caterpillars can cause pain

Stinging caterpillars have seemed to be a hot topic the last couple of years during the months of September and October.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

Sid Mullis: Planting perennials can present challenges

Many beginning gardeners think planting perennials is easy. You just plant them and year after year they perform with little or no care. I wish it were that easy but that is not the case.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Mullis: Fertilizing ends mid-September

This is the last weekend you should be fertilizing your lawn – if it needs it. It depends on how long it has been since you last fertilized. Mid-September is the latest we should be fertilizing ...
By Sid Mullis

Plan ahead to keep critters from harming plants

Competition and conflict have existed between people and animals since the first gardeners began sowing seeds on the ground. The critters just as quickly carried them away.
By Dean Fosdick

Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Summer veggies were just the first round

You've got to plan what vegetables to grow for the cool and rainy days ahead that sap the vitality from tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and other summer vegetables.
By Lee Reich

Friday, Aug 22, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 24-31. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Aug 21, 2014

Sid Mullis: Cicada killers are harmless

Even though they are nearly 2 inches long and look intimidating, cicada killers are more buzz than bite. They are black with yellow markings across their abdomen and have yellowish legs and dusky ...
By Sid Mullis

Friday, Aug 15, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for July 15-24. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, Aug 7, 2014

Solutions to overgrown shrub dilemma

We plant small shrubs in the landscape and initially it looks bare with the plants so far apart and tiny compared to our homes. Fast forward several years and it's a different story. 
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Armyworms spotted in Augusta

I was warned by a gentleman who works for a turf company that armyworms had been spotted in the Augusta area. It was also confirmed by a few landscapers.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Symptoms of contagious virus show up on Knockout roses

Rose rosette virus has been described since the 1940s but it wasn't until 2011 that the causal agent was confirmed to be a virus spread by the "rose leaf curl" eriophyid mite.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Follow these tips in controlling fleas

Flea control can be one of the hardest battles to fight when it comes to controlling these insects both indoors and outdoors.
By Sid Mullis

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sid Mullis: Good management can help garden grow

During hot, dry times, focus your attention on water management first. Most gardens need at least one inch of water per week divided, between two or three waterings. The frequency usually depends ...
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Plans to pay off a mortgage early each have drawbacks

Some schemes for paying off a mortgage early, such as biweeklies and bimonthlies, are offered by lenders while others are entirely within the control of the borrower.
By Jack Guttentag

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thatch can smother lawn if not removed

Thatch - a layer of living and dead roots, crowns and lower shoots that develop in lawns - can be a problem.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Home designed for relaxed living

Come by and tour this five-bedroom and 5½-bath house from 2 to 5 p.m. on any Saturday or Sunday, or contact Howle for more information at (706) 373-1862.
By Taylor Hanks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mullis: Spittlebugs can damage lawns

An insect many of us who have centipede and St. Augustine lawns have to deal with every summer is the spittlebug. These are the black bugs with the orange stripes.
By Sid Mullis

Friday, June 20, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for May 8-16. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rainfall brings millipede invasion

You might be having a millipede problem inside and around your house the past few weeks because of the above average rainfall.
By Sid Mullis
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