Monthly Archives: October 2016

Eddie’s Corner: It’s a Good Time to Dig, Plant Perennials

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

PerennialsPlants are classed according to their growth cycle as annuals, biennials or perennials. To make sure I got the right information I consulted with Dr. Paul Thomas a Horticulturist, Professor and Specialist in Floriculture with UGA Extension in Athens. Annuals are short-lived plants that complete their entire life cycle within one growing season. Biennials normally grow strong plants in the first season, then bloom, self-seed, and die in the second season. Perennials live from year to year, with varying bloom times, and right now is a good time to dig and plant perennials. Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Preventing Winter Lawn Invaders

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

DandilionI realize that I have talked a lot about lawns the last few weeks, but this is a topic we have been getting a lot of calls about. Your lawn can be your pride and joy, but it can cause year round headaches. First we plant large expanses of a single kind of grass then we walk on it, drive over it, cut it off when it grows, fertilize it when we think of it, and either under- or over-water it. Finally we complain or get fussed at when it dies or other plants (weeds) crop up in it.  Continue reading

Eddie’s Corner: Controlling Moss and Algae in Turf

By Eddie Ayers, County Extension Agent

Moss and algaeNow that the cooler weather is here you may be thinking that lawn and landscape projects are about done for the year, but if you have a growth in the lawn, you are in for a surprise. That growth is probably moss or algae and now is a good time to work on getting them out of the landscape.  Continue reading