Several trees and shrubs have attractive bark
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Since we are in the dead of winter, all of the deciduous and shrubs trees have shed their leaves. However, many of these trees, as well as some evergreens, have attractive bark features that provide interest to the landscape in all seasons.

Organic gardening: facts and fiction
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

An important topic of interest to home gardeners is organic gardening.  Many people have a desire to ‘get back to nature’. However, there exist many misconceptions on organic gardening.

Use caution when planting around septic systems
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Throughout Gwinnett County, many homes have septic systems. Homeowners frequently contact the Extension office inquiring what they can plant on and around it to avoid causing harm to the system.

Lawn maintenance for autumn
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

The summer months are coming to an end. The cooler days of autumn are upon us. This time of the year is a transition time in the lawn and garden.

Trees and lawns can coexist
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Trees and lawn grasses growing in proximity to each other compete intensely for the limited amounts of space, water, light, and nutrients available.