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Control of weed seed production and spread will provide effective control of weeds in the garden. A wise gardener once told me, "One year of seeds and you can count on seven years of weeds". He was telling me that if I let the weeds in my garden mature and produce seeds, weeds would return and haunt me for the next seven years! (He was right!).
As the days get hotter and drier, keep a watchful eye on your vegetable garden. Careful attention to a few details will help your garden produce a bountiful harvest all summer.
Focus your attention on water management first. Most gardens need at least 1 inch of water per week. If it doesn't rain, apply a half-inch of water twice a week.
Moving affects the overall quality of turfgrass. Mowing affects a turf's density, texture, color and uniformity. Even if you water and fertilize your lawn correctly, its overall quality is compromised if you don't mow it properly.
Mowing Heights and Frequencies
Different turfgrasses require different mowing heights:
Mulching is one of the most important cultural practices to help new trees and shrubs get established and keep them healthy. Mulch conserves soil moisture, moderates soil temperature, reduces competition from roots of weeds and turf and generally facilitates penetration of water to the roots of woody plants.
The bleak, blustery days of winter often give us the feeling we should be working inside instead of attending to our landscapes. On the really cold days, this certainly makes sense; but there are actually a number of important tasks that should be done now to prepare our landscapes for the coming spring flush.
Powerful tornadoes and thunderstorms often rake across Georgia in the spring. Trees fall, limbs are snapped and landscapes are devastated. After a storm, homeowners, landscapers and tree companies are faced with mounds of wood chips that must be used on site or taken to a local composting facility.
Homeowners may have questions about using chips in their landscape. Here is a collection of pointers from Dr. Kim Coder, Extension Forest Resources Specialist: