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Maintaining established vegetation requires a program of mowing, fertilizing, and liming. Mowing keeps tall weeds and low growing woody vegetation from competing with plantings. Fertilizing and liming maintains adequate soil fertility and prevents soil acidity problems. Soil testing should be used to determine the amount of fertilizer and lime to apply. Soil test information can be obtained from the local County Extension Office. Vehicle traffic should be limited during wet weather, especially on newly seeded roads.

Figure 1. Climatic Zone Map for Alabama and Georgia Summary

Establishment of vegetative cover on disturbed sites prevents erosion and benefits wildlife. Selecting mixtures that control erosion and provide food and cover for wildlife is a cost-effective way to conserve our natural resources.