Hydrangeas color the summer landscape
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

As a child, my grandmother had many big leaf hydrangeas planted in her landscape that provided brilliant color every summer. Around her patio, they blended in with pink garden phloxes and provided an attractive view from the dining room.

Proper mowing techniques
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

As the warm weather of spring has arrived, our lawns are actively growing and require proper maintenance. The warm season grasses, such as bermuda, zoysia, centipede and St. Augustine, have come out of dormancy and are green.

Keeping bamboo infestations under control
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Throughout the county, many properties have large infestations of bamboo. The plant does have an attractive appearance and can screen out unwanted views. However, bamboo is invasive in nature and can take over an area rather rapidly smothering anything in its way.

Late season freeze can damage susceptible plants
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

In March, spring starts to make its appearance. With warmer temperatures, many flower plants begin to leaf out and bloom. The stores have warm weather plants for sale such as petunias, marigolds, tomatoes, peppers, and others.

Several fruiting plants thrive in the home landscape
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

Fresh fruit is tasty and healthy. Many homeowners wonder if they can be successful in growing plants that can provide a source of fruit during the growing season. The answer is a definite “yes.” Several fruiting plants do well in the home landscape if given proper care.

Healthy Holiday Plants
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent

During the holiday season, several ornamental plants add color and beauty to holiday decorations. Providing them with some basic care will help them prosper throughout the holidays.