Spring Home Horticulture News

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planting greenhouse plants

Do you want to learn more about environmentally sustainable, science-based gardening? Then Extension Gardener Classes are for you! 

Virtual Classes will take place online via Zoom weekly, on Tuesdays, April 26 -May 10 and  Wednesday, May 25, 10 -11 a.m.

Topics include
  • Gardening With Deer In Mind
  • Managing Pests Through Better Plant Selection
  • Gardening with Natives: Restoring Nature’s Balance
  • Plant Identification & Botany

Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

North Carolina’s native plants provide well-adapted food and cover for North Carolina’s native animals, and a well-planned landscape of native plants can help you attract a diversity of wildlife to your property.

 Landscaping for Wildlife with Native Plants

Many gardeners are also backyard birders. Here are links to information to help you learn to attract, identify and enjoy your feathered neighbors.

Attracting Songbirds & Hummingbirds


Fescue Lawn Maintenance

These suggested management practices will help you care for your tall fescue lawn throughout the year. Location, terrain, soil type and condition, age of lawn, previous lawn care, and other factors affect turf performance, so adjust the following management practices and dates to suit your particular lawn.

Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar

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Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance

The following management practices will help you care for your lawn throughout the year. Location, terrain, soil type and condition, age of the lawn, previous lawn care, and other factors affect turf performance, so adjust these management practices and dates to suit your particular lawn.

Bermudagrass Lawn Maintenance Calendar


For more information about home horticulture and other topics, contact Colby Griffin, Extension Agent, Commercial and Consumer Horticulture, at 919-496-3344 or colby_griffin@ncsu.edu.