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Planning for the Home Garden

Planning for the Home Garden is part 1 of The Alabama Vegetable Gardener series.

A successful home garden comes with planning and constant attention! Select the site carefully, plant at the right time, use the right amount of fertilizer,…

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Controlling Fire Ants in Vegetable Gardens

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala.— Gardeners preparing summer vegetable gardens may find their plots already teeming with life, but not the kind they would like to see. Fire ants are common in yards, flowerbeds, playgrounds and gardens throughout A…

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Winter Maintenance for Lawns and Landscapes

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.

Cut the grass
Cut warm season lawns to a height of 1-2 inches. Cut cool season lawns to a height of 3-4 inches. Winter snow and cold may damage roots…

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Winter Maintenance for Gardens and Flower Beds

Eight tasks for the winter season to ensure your landscape is ready for spring growth.
Remove finished and dead plants
Overwintering plant litter can harbor pests and diseases. Tilling under pest and disease free litter is another option….

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Garden Bugs: Managing Soil Pests in the Garden

Managing Soil Pests in the Garden is part two of three in the Garden Bugs series.
General Recommendations
Many soil insect pest populations reach high numbers in grass or turf, and home gardens are often established in areas previously co…

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Garden Bugs: Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden

Managing Above-Ground Pests in the Garden is part three of three in the Garden Bugs series.

Nonchemical methods for managing garden pests that feed on the foliage and fruit of garden vegetables.
Aphids

To repel aphids, anchor alumi…

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Urban Gardens

Urban Gardens
The Home Grounds Urban Gardens component increases the intake of local fresh fruits and vegetables to improve nutrition, raises awareness about GMOs and educates communities about economical gardening in urban spaces. Extens…

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Home Grounds: Urban Gardens and Sustainable Landscapes

Resource for all ages and all learning levels from novice to professional. Sustainable practices to manage landscapes, urban gardens, and home pests.

What is Home Grounds?

The Home Grounds program provides urban residents and small…

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Alabama Master Gardeners Volunteer Program

What is Master Gardener?
The Alabama Master Gardener Volunteer Program is an educational volunteer-recruitment program offered through the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. Volunteers work with Extension to bring the latest h…

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Alabama Gardening Calendar

Follow this gardening calendar for the necessary activities to implement each month for lawns and shrubs, annuals and perennials, fruit and nut trees, and bulbs, roots, and tubers. Included is a timeline for activities such as soil…

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Lawn Tractor

The 4-H Lawn Tractor Project is part of the Healthy Living Program. The contest gives you a chance to learn about safety as well as show what you know about the care and operation of compact or garden tractors and riding mowers, lawn care, …

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Home Garden Vegetables, Insect Control Recommendations

Making Your Garden Vegetables Less Susceptible to Insect Damage
Integrated pest management or IPM is the judicious use of multiple pest management tactics when pest populations reach above the action threshold. The action threshold is simp…

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Making LIFE Work

Making Life Work. That’s what we try to do each day. But that effort has become challenging and often frustrating in this time of the coronavirus national emergency. Alabama Extension is here to help you overcome these new hurdles in the …

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Attracting Wildlife to Your Backyard

Your backyard can become a miniature wildlife refuge, attracting many different kinds of wild animals.

Songbirds, rabbits, frogs, bats, squirrels, and butterflies are the most common. But with careful planning and upkeep, y…

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Herbicide Damage in Trees

Herbicide damage in landscape trees seems to be a growing problem. During the spring and summer over the last few years, many calls have come in from homeowners about herbicide-damaged trees. In most cases, injuries occur as a result of mis…

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