Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Pesticide Applicator Recertification Training

Commercial pesticide applicator credits can be earned by attending a training scheduled to take place on August 21, in Cartersville, GA.

Date: Friday August 21, 2015
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Bartow County Extension Office, 320 W. Cherokee Ave., Cartersville, GA 31020

Registration fee is $55 until Thu., August 13, & $65 afterwards.  

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Celebrating Horticulture in Cobb County

For the week of  July 27 - August 1, our local UGA Extension office has planned several activities to highlight horticulture in Cobb County. The scheduled presentations are free and open to the public.

Supporting Our Pollinators
Monday, July 27, noon—1:00 p.m.
At the Cobb Water Training Lab, 662 South Cobb Drive, Marietta, 30060.   

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Free Compost for Community Gardens

One component of healthy soil is composted organic matter.

Providing enough compost for a community garden, though, can be difficult. Recognizing that difficulty, Food Well Alliance is offering compost for community gardens in the metro-Atlanta counties of Clayton, Cobb, Fulton, Dekalb, and Gwinnett.

The "catch" is that registration closes on July 28 and that someone from the community garden requesting compost and a compost kit needs to attend one of a series of offered (and also free!) workshops to learn about compost.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Lawn and Garden Tips for July

Cobb County Extension staff member Louise Weyer assembles a list each month of tips for keeping your lawn and landscape in good order. As summer heads into high gear, following Louise's checklist of tasks can  improve the odds of your yard's shining through to fall.

Louise's Tips for Trees and Shrubs for July includes this information:
  • Spring-planted trees and shrubs need an inch of water each week. Irrigate in dry weather.
  • Mature trees need deep watering; they can lose leaves if they have inadequate water.
  • Prune Knock-out roses.
  • Remove dry flowers from butterfly bush to encourage more blooms, and remove flowers from shrub roses as they fade.
  • Remove suckers from the base of cherry, apple, crape myrtle, dogwood, and crabapple trees.
For annuals and perennials: