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Alabama Master Gardeners Brand & Logo Guidelines

… Extension System and Alabama Master Gardeners. These guidelines should be adhered to for all applications using this logo.

Where to Plant

The MG logo should be prominently displayed at Extension-sponsored or co-sponsore…

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Guide to Picking a Good Tree

The #1 problem in tree selection is root defects in container grown trees.

To Picking a Good Tree
Buying a tree is a livestock purchase. Think about it. You are buying a living organism. Your money well spent depends on the tree bei…

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Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for the Montgomery/Prattville/Wetumpka Area

Urban development in parts of Montgomery, Autauga, and Elmore counties in Central Alabama has occurred on a diversity of soils unlike any other region of the South. Soils in the Montgomery/Prattville/ Wetumpka metropolitan area include sand…

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Composting Good for Environment and Homeowners

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Alabama produces around 2.6 million tons of solid waste every year. Roughly 20 percent of that amount is made up of lawn and garden wastes – grass clippings, leaves, tree and/or shrub prunings, home garden refuse…

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Flowers For Beneficial Insects: Goldenrod

*This is an excerpt from Top Ten Most Wanted Bugs in Your Garden, ANR-2283.
AKA: Solidago sp.
Long, wood-like stems with spiky, tooth-like parts that are widely spaced. Yellow flowers that grow in thick clusters. Blooms in the fall. Plan…

Soil Descriptions and Plant Selections for Marengo County

Homes are found throughout rural Marengo County and urban development in the Demopolis area occurs on a diversity of soils. Soils in Marengo County  include sandy and loamy upland soils of the Coastal Plain (43%), alluvial terraces and flo…

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Manage Pests in Your Fall and Winter Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Now that fall is upon us, gardeners should take the needed steps to manage pests in their fall and winter vegetable gardens. People often forget that this time of year is when some pest populations are extremely …

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Drought and Landscape Trees: Effects, Signs, and Watering Guidelines


Replacing this level of water is difficult, costly, and unsustainable from a water resource perspective. The good news is that it is often unnecessary for most mature and well-established trees. Established trees, with healthy ro…

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Mums: The Southern Star of Fall

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Fall in Alabama is often characterized by beautiful displays of orange leaves, gourds and pumpkins. The star of fall in the South, however, is chrysanthemums, more commonly known as mums. The bold crimson, burnt …

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Buying and Planting Azaleas This Fall

…pine trees provides ideal protection. Tall shrubs with low branches and evergreen trees make attractive backgrounds and good windbreaks for azaleas.

If necessary, create raised beds for the azaleas by adding peat moss or pine bark to low…

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Residential Landscape Design

…alue to your home and property. The value of your home can be increased by as much as 6 to 15 percent as a result of a good landscape. The landscape is not, however, the most valuable feature of your property; the house is. The function of…

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Online Beekeeping Course Set for October

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beekeeping is going digital. Beekeepers across the state will have the opportunity to participate in an online beekeeping course series designed for both hobby and small commercial beekeepers. The workshop, conduct…

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Yellow Jackets Most Aggressive in Fall

…during the day,” Hu said “Do the treatment either early in the morning before they come out or after dark when they go dormant.”

According to Hu, insecticidal dust products (containing carbaryl insecticide) are the preferred treatm…

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SOW–A Planting Companion

• Suggested varieties
• Special notes as needed

Download the app from the Apple App Store here or the Google Play Store here.

The Alabama Cooperative Extension System and North Carolina A&T State University Extensio…

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Harvesting Your Own Groceries

…Older fruits become dull in color, soft, and seedy.

GARLIC. When foliage loses color and tops begin to fall over.

GOURDS. Edible varieties, when fruits are 8 to 10 inches long and are young and tender; ornamental varieties, when frui…

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