Centennial Celebration – Lawn and Garden

Centennial Celebration – Lawn and Garden


>>Narrator: Georgia’s agreeable
climate means that residents of the state have ample
opportunities to exercise their green thumbs. Whether it’s lush lawns or
riots of flowers, fruit trees, and shrubs, home gardeners
in the state have many options for beautifying
their landscapes. As the number of urban
gardeners increases, so do the number of
phone calls and emails to U G A Extension offices asking
for advice on everything from controlling pests to
selecting plant varieties. To help agents answer
these questions, volunteers are trained in
“backyard gardening” through the Georgia Master Gardener
Extension Volunteer Program.>>Michael Wheeler: We have
a lot of people who use our services with getting their
soil tested, weed samples or insects for
identification. We’ll have farmers call in with
different questions that range from weed control in pastures,
horse management; so it’s always something interesting
to work with. (c) 2014 University of Georgia
College of Agricultural and
Environmental Sciences
UGA Extension
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