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Throughout the growing season, our garden plants are troubled by numerous insect pests and diseases. Though conventional pesticides are useful, using those considered 'organic' and of low toxicity can also be the right choice.

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Tim Daly

Many people are disturbed at the sight of insects, seeing them as a threat that should be eliminated at all costs. True, some insects are harmful in that they bite, sting, transmit diseases, and destroy our crops. However, amount to only three percent of all insect species. The others are not harmful; in fact, many are beneficial and play an essential role in nature.

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Tim Daly

If you have ever been to Savannah or Charleston, one thing you are sure to have noticed is the large oak trees lining the streets. These trees are called live oaks (Quercus virginiana) and are the state tree of Georgia. Live oaks are native to the sandy soils near the coast but can also grow in the moist, fertile soils of woodland areas, along stream banks, and in a variety of other site conditions.

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Tim Daly

Many pests can trouble people such as hornets, mosquitoes, and ticks, however, one that is often overlooked are chiggers. Their bites cause intense itching and being small in size, often people who encounter these organisms are not aware of their presence. If you have never experienced chigger bites consider yourself lucky.

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Tim Daly

Groundcovers are plants that grow low to the ground and can quickly spread to form dense plantings. In addition to being attractive, they thrive on sites where other plant material is difficult to get established, like turf grasses.

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Tim Daly

Blueberries are one of the few fruit crops in production today that are native to Georgia. They are easy to grow, require minimal maintenance, and are relatively free of any significant pests. The plants have a multitude of uses in the landscape: they can be used as a hedge to screen out unsightly views, to line driveways and sides of homes, and to serve as a barrier. Most importantly, blueberries provide delicious fruit during the summer months and have many culinary uses.

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