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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

Park to hold volunteer event

Volunteers will gather at Pendleton King Park's Lake Elizabeth from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday to finish developing a wetland.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mullis: Check for chinch bugs at first sign of lawn damage

It's time for my annual warning about chinch bugs for those of you who have St. Augustine lawns.
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Don't be afraid to go bold at home, designers say

It might be practical, of course, to decorate your home with neutral colors and muted earth tones. No need to worry about colors clashing. But what if you’re a fan of vivid orange, lime green ...
By Melissa Rayworth

Friday, June 6, 2014

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for April 29-May 6. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

No perfect weapon against squash vine borer

This insect bores into squash stems, causing them to wilt during the day. Pretty soon, they eat so much of the stem that the squash dies.
By Sid Mullis

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
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Fort Gordon Warrior Transition Battalion closing

Fort Gordon's Warrior Transition Battalion, the second-largest in the Army, is one of 10 military medical units nationwide that will be closed by August 2016, as the number of sick and injured ...
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