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nting Tips for Eastern
The winter of 1W4 is nearly over
and now ,s .he lime to gel your lawn
garden ready for (he spring and
??mcr , diseases, insect
pests, and garden problems can be
easily avoided with a little preventa
IVC maintenance. Here are several
Hps to help put you ahead of the
pack for IW4
?Oleander, red tip, ligustrum and
other cold-damaged plants should be
pruned back. Be sure to remove all
winter-lulled branches-dead bran
ches will often permit pathogenic
fungi to enter the plant and cause se
vere future disease problems.
?( alibrate fertilizer and pesticide
?Do not apply fertilizers to any
warm-season grasses (Bermuda, St.
Augustine, carpet, bahia. or zoysia)
before April 15. Centipedegrass is
best fertilized in May after a good
root system is established.
?Cut lawn grasses at the correct
mowing height and leave the clip
pings. Cut no more than one-third (30
percent) of the height of the grass at
any one mowing. Research by Texas
A & M researcher Dr. Bill Knoop has
demonstrated that the average home
owner will spend 30 percent less time
mowing the grass when clippings
were left, even though grass must be
mowed more often!
?Get mower blades sharpened
and mowers serviced.
?fry daylilies. "Black Hycd
Stella is the first daylily named to
the All-America Selection. This cul
tivar exhibits an extremely long
hlnnm lime. In one of the California
trials. Black Eyed Stella" bloomed
for 300 days, but nearer to home you
may only expect to see 1(H) to 130
days of bloom in a well-maintained
?I have already observed crab
grass seedlings as of March 10.
Application of most pre-cmergent
herbicides will do nothing for
ciiicrgcii crabgrass. However these
herbicides will prevent further emer
gence of new crabgrass. Check with
your Cooperative Extension Service
on the best crabgrass control mea
sures for your lawn or garden.
?Die best time to improve your
soil fertility is prior to planting be
cause nutrients can be thoroughly
incorporated into the root zone area.
Phosphorus is the most important
nutrient in this category.
Phosphorus does not leach
through the soil under normal gar
dening practices. Incorporate fertil
Is Topic Of
Dr. Stratford Kay, extension
aquatic weed specialist at N.C. State
University, will conduct a workshop
on managing unwanted plant growth
in the aquatic environment April 4 at
the N.C. Cooperative Extension Of
fice Brunswick County Center.
The program will begin at 1 p.m.
and should end by 4, according to
David L. Nash, agricultural exten
Topics to be covered include
aquatic plant identification, biologi
cal, mechanical and cultural control
methods, and herbicide selection
Three hours of pesticide recertifi
cation credits will be available in
categories A, I, N and D.
To pre-register for the course, call
the extension office at 253-4425.
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with Chromium Picolinate
Lose the Fat
Keep the Muscle
Reduces craving for
sweets, fights fatigue,
increases stamina, helps
with stress and insomnia,
aids in digestion.
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HARBOR SQUARE PLAZA
Across from Hardee's
LITTLE RIVER, SC
izer phosphorus (0-20-0, 0-46-0 or a
high-phosphorus- containing fertiliz
er) or organie phosphorus (bonemeal beds. Allow 12 to 24 inches of
or composted turkey litter) into the mulched space between turfgrass ar
planting bed. Usually 2 to 5 pounds eas and plants in the bed. New mulch
of 0-20-0 incorporated per 1,(KK) should be 3 to 4 inches thick. Pine
square feet of plant bed is adequate needles, pine bark, compost or hard
for most garden flowers or shrubs. wood bark make excellent mulch.
?You can modify soil pH by BCIcan out perennial beds. Cut
adding limestone or sulfur. Agri- off the stems or flower stalks of last
cultural limestone reduces soil acidi- year's perennials at ground level,
ty. Sulfur increases soil acidity. Gei aCui last year's growth out of or
soil test information from your N.C. namental grasses (e.g. Pampas,
Cooperative Extension office for the Northern Sea oats, Japanese Blood
proper amounts to add to your gar- grass, Miscanthus, and Pennisetum
den or lawn soils. species.
?Re-mulch all shrub or plant >Now is a good time for heavy
duty resizing of Ligustrum, Holly, the problem and then lake the neces
Elaeagnus, Osmanthus, Photinia, sary cultural and pest control mea
Boxwood, or Aucuba. Prune before sures.
or soon after new growth begins. If ?Be sure to plant the best turf
you find yourself pruning the same grass for your landscape. Contact
plants drastically every year, then the N.C. Cooperative Extension of
you need to consider removing the Fice for a copy of "Carolina Lawns",
plant or creating some form of topi- ?The fastest way to establish a
ary form which does not require new lawn is by sodding. Lawns es
constant heavy duty ppjnings. tablishcd with turfgrass sod are up to
?Use Integrated Pest Manage- 15 times more effective in controlling
ment for disease and insect control runoff than seed-established lawns,
in your garden. Do not apply pesti- Send your gardening questions
cides just because you think you and comments to the Plant Doctor,
may have a problem. First, identify P.O. Box 1099, Bolivia NC 28422.
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