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Yellow-Bellied Sapsucker Damage

Have you noticed strange markings on your elm, apple or dogwood tree? The yellow-bellied sapsucker, Sphyrapicus varius, is leaving …

Crop Rotation Important

Planting the same types of plants in the same spot year after year can lead to a build-up of …

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What's Blooming?

One of the first plants to bloom in springtime is Forsythia. Its showy, golden yellow flowers brighten landscapes before …

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Spring Flower Mix

Several small flowering plants are visible in the landscape this time of year. While they may be considered a …

Grow Your Own Spices Webinar

Join us to learn how to grow your own exotic spices in and outdoors in North Carolina on Thursday, …

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2021 Surry County Bee School

The Surry County Beekeepers Association and N.C. Cooperative Extension, Surry County Center will be hosting our annual “Bee School” …

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Backyard Composting

Composting occurs naturally in nature. In a wooded area, leaves fall to the ground and form mulch that protects …

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Composting

Recycle fallen leaves through composting. The organic waste we put back into the environment can be used by other …

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Lasagna Style Gardening

If gardening space is limited, consider growing lasagna style. This short video will walk you through how to plant …

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Planting Spring Blubs

Daffodils, crocus, tulips, and more. Planting blubs this fall is fun and easy! It just about always guarantees a splash …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

Carpetgrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This factsheet provides instructions on how to properly care for carpetgrass grass year round. It …

Bipalium kewense, a large, brown, striped hammerhead flatworm

Terrestrial Flatworms, Land Planarians & Hammerhead Worms

This factsheet offers information on the identification and management of various flatworms that may be …

Centipedegrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar

This calendar provides detailed information for the proper care of centipedegrass.

Tall Fescue, Hard (Fine) Fescue, and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue, hard …

Tall Fescue and Kentucky Bluegrass Home Lawn Calendar

Recommended maintenance practices for a lawn that consists of a blend of tall fescue and …

Algae and Moss Control in Turf

Infestations of algae and moss in the turf are associated with unfavorable conditions for growing …

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Water Quality and Professional Lawn Care

Lawns are ecosystems that impact surface and groundwater systems. The grasses found in lawns clean …

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Disease and Insect Management in the Home Orchard

Homeowners who grow fruit in backyards or small orchards find that disease and insect pests …