By Clint Waltz, Ph.D. – University of Georgia Turfgrass Specialist Turfgrass Spring Blog #4: 2020 Edition All living things need water to survive, albeit a different amount for different organisms. For plants, supplemental water from irrigation is sometimes needed between natural rainfall events. Fortunately, turfgrass is a fairly robust plant that needs relatively little water […]
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Written by Carole Knight Mushrooms are the visible structures of the unseen fungi growing in our landscapes. Think of mushrooms as the flowers and fruits of the fungi world. The mushrooms these fungi produce may cause a concern depending on where they are growing. Mushrooms and other fungal growths can be unsightly and are a […]
From Trellis Blog – Apr 8, 2020 | Written by sdorn WOODY ORNAMENTALS Plant container-grown trees and shrubs Last chance to plant balled-and-burlapped trees and shrubs (may no longer be available in your area) Fertilize actively growing trees, shrubs, and ground covers Prune conifers that are in the candle stage, broadleaf evergreens, and overgrown shrubs Prune out any […]
By NG Turf This time of year it’s important to keep an eye out for two pests that often invade Georgia lawns. Both fall armyworms and also webworms are voracious caterpillars that can infiltrate in large numbers and damage your grass. Armed with information about how to find and annihilate them, you can keep your lawn […]
We’ve received several calls and emails recently expressing concern about poor turfgrass green-up conditions. We reached out to UGA Extension Specialist, Dr. Clint Waltz, for his opinion: “Aeration and patience would be suggested. Over the past 7 to 10 days environmental conditions have finally become favorable for growth of warm-season species. Considering April 2018 was […]
Granulate ambrosia beetle, Xylosandrus crassiusculus (Mot.) [Previously known as the Asian ambrosia beetle] Introduction: Granulate ambrosia beetle (Fig. 1) is a serious pest of woody trees and shrubs in Georgia. These tiny beetles were first detected in South Carolina in the 1970’s and have spread across the southeastern US. Host plants: Woody ornamental nursery plants […]