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Developing a Cottage Garden

What is a ‘cottage garden’? A cottage garden is a perennial garden of informal design that grows in the …

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What Is an ISA Certified Arborist?

International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists diagnose tree problems (diseases, insect infestations, and decline), implement strategies to mitigate poor tree …

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Care for Bulbs After Bloom

Spring has come and the spring bulbs are pretty much at their peak bloom now. Daffodils, tulips and hyacinths, …

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Start Spring Veggie Seedlings Indoors

Not all vegetables do well when planted from seedlings. These plants are ‘direct seeded’ into the garden. These include: Growing …

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Garden Update - March 2021

Plants in Flower Saucer Magnolia, Bradford Pear, Flowering Cherry, Forsythia, Star Magnolia, Breath-of-Spring (Winter Honeysuckle), Spirea, Flowering Quince, Carolina …

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Pruning for a Single Leader

There are many pruning concepts. One such is ‘Leader Training,’ the concept of training a single stem in a …

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Growing Japanese Maples

Learn about growing Japanese maples in your home garden: There are two types of Japanese maples; the palmatum group and …

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Freeze Damaged Plants

Gardeners have short memories. Every year we seem to get a late cold snap in late-April or May that …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Western North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In western North Carolina, almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be successfully grown …

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Figure 1. Cool-season vegetables can tolerate colder temperature

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

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Insect Control

This publication covers insect control in a variety of crops, as well as household pests.

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Figure 1. Sample lawn care contract.

Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Selecting a Lawn Maintenance Service

This publication will help you choose the correct type of lawn maintenance service for your …

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Homeowner’s Guide to Managing Diseases Using Fungicides, Bactericides, and Alternative Products

This publication provides homeowners with recommended chemical control options to use in combination with an …

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Site Preparation

This publication, chapter 5 of Collard Greens and Common Ground: A North Carolina Community Food …

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Phytophthora Root and Crown Rot in the Landscape

Many ornamental crop species (including trees, shrubs, and bedding plants) are susceptible to diseases caused …

3/19/21