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October Gardening Tips

Now that fall weather is upon us, October a great time to enjoy working in your gardens and landscapes. …

Helenium Moerheim Beauty

Late Blooming Perennials

The hot, dry late summer weather can be harsh on our gardens. Many plants suffer from heat stress, too …

Yellow Daffodils

2020 Fall Bulb Fundraiser

Did you know fall is the time to plant spring-flowering bulbs in your garden? Take advantage of our fundraiser …

Red Zinnia Flower

September Gardening Tips

As fall is just around the corner, September is a great time to start prepping your garden for cooler …

African Violet

Growing African Violets

African violets (Streptocarpus) are a popular house plant that many people have probably tried to grow at one time …

Orange Zinnia Flowers

August Gardening Tips

The hot summer days of August may make it challenging to find comfortable weather to work in the garden. …

Watermelons at farmers market

Peak Watermelon Season Is Here

Nothing says summer like watermelons. Watermelons are often a must at our summer cookouts and are a wonderful treat …

Tomatoes at farmers market

It Is the Season for Tomatoes

Many of us know there’s nothing better than a fresh tomato sandwich on a hot, summer day. Tomatoes are …

Peaches at farmers market

Peaches Are Now in Season

Peaches are in season around Wayne County! Sweet, juicy peaches in North Carolina are a symbol of summertime! North …


July Gardening Tips

Lawn Recycle your clippings as you mow instead of bagging and discarding them. Returning these clippings to the law saves time, …

Recent Publications related to Lawn & Garden

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Managing the Impact of Floodwater Contaminants on Soil and Produce in Residential, Community, and School Vegetable Gardens

This publication discusses how floods can affect food gardens. In it, you'll find recommendations for …

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Greenbriar growth habit.

Roundleaf Greenbriar

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of roundleaf greenbriar.

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1. Soils and Plant Nutrients

This Soils and Plant Nutrients Chapter from the Extension Gardener Handbook examines the physical and …

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Yellow woodsorrel growth habit.

Yellow Woodsorrel

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow woodsorrel.

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Figure 2. Yellow nutsedge seedhead.

Yellow Nutsedge

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow nutsedge and addresses how to control it as …

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Yellow Foxtail seedhead

Yellow Foxtail

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of yellow foxtail.

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Wild garlic root type.

Wild Garlic

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of wild garlic.

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Wild violet growth habit.

Wild Violet

This factsheet summarizes the characteristics of wild violet.

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