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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

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Prepare gardens to enjoy beauty of hummingbirds

Hummingbirds are fascinating to watch. If you enjoy watching them, put out hummingbird feeders.
By Sid Mullis

Monday, April 7, 2014

Property Transfers

Richmond County property transfers for March 13-24.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 6-13. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Property transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for March 3-5. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Plants might be suffering effects of January cold snap

Spring has sprung and new growth is coming out on our trees and shrubs. I am curious about the amount of new growth on plants damaged by the severe cold snap on Jan. 7, when it got down to single ...
By Sid Mullis

Saturday, March 22, 2014

'Big Bang' star and her husband buy Khloe Kardashian's mansion

LOS ANGELES - Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting and her husband, Ryan Sweeting, have bought the Tarzana home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian.
By Lauren Beale

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Property Transfers

Here are the Richmond County property transfers for Feb. 18-24. The date indicates when the transfer was recorded in the clerk's office.

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