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Container Gardening

Container gardening is more popular than ever. Edibles can be grown in containers in a variety of outdoor spaces. …

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Time to Plant Trees

Trees not only provide beauty in a landscape, but can also reduce energy costs by shading a house and …

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Streams Need Shade

As summer fades into fall in central North Carolina the weather can still be hot. On a hot day …

Natural Mosquito Control

2014 is turning out to be a good year for mosquitoes. Warm weather and occasional heavy rain allow for …

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Those Pesky Japanese Beetles!

It is that time of year again when Japanese beetles are flying around and devouring plant material. We have …

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What's Bugging You?

Not All Insects Should “Bug” You Gardeners normally wage what seems a never-ending battle with insects, mites and other so-called …

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Soil Sampling 101

Soil samples are taken throughout North Carolina and they differ as far as the size of area sampled and …

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Do You Have Problems With White Grubs?

Rick L. Brandenburg & Peter T. Hertl, Extension Entomologists Contributed Article White Grubs (COLEOPTERA: Scarabaeidae) General Information White grubs are turf pests …

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Pruning Shade Trees

Shade trees require pruning for the same reasons as other landscape plants: Prune to conform to a specified size …

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Can This Stream Be Saved?

William Lord N.C. Cooperative Extension Area Specialized Agent, Water Resources If you have a stream on your property in or near an …

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