Avoid using troublesome plants
By Tim Daly
Gwinnett County Extension Agent
Fall and winter are the best times of the year to install new plant material. Though the weather is cold, the roots continue to grow.
The plants become established, and they can withstand the summer temperatures and dry conditions better. Some plants are troublesome in the landscape and should not be used. They may be prone to certain pests, have a weak growth pattern, or are messy. By knowing which plants perform poorly in the landscape, you can avoid planting them.