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Upside Down Gardening

Upside-Down Gardening Now I know this sounds crazy but pay attention as you drive around the county and you …

Tree and Shrub Installation

By Daniel Shires When planting trees and shrubs there are a few steps to take to have a successful planting. …

Fall Insects

During fall we start to see many changes, one change is the types of insects that are in our …

Wine Competition at the Fair

I am writing to inform you of an upcoming event that may be of interest to you. The Cleveland …

Ticks

Article taken from: NORTH CAROLINA PEST NEWSStephen J. Toth, Jr., editorVolume 24, Number 9, June 12, 2009 It’s summer, …

Japanese Beetles

Article by: Daniel Shires, Agriculture Extension Agent May 18, 2009 Japanese Beetles A major lawn insect pest of North Carolina is …

Crabgrass Control

Crabgrass is the predominant grassy weed in North Carolina. If you don't have any, I want to congratulate you …

Common Landscape Mistakes

Common Landscape Mistakes by Daniel Shires, Extension Agent, Horticulture Spring is here and with it comes lots and lots of …

Boxelder Bugs

By: Daniel Shires, Ag. Extension agent, Cleveland County Many insects can be found around or in homes. The …

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