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If you’re a North Carolina resident with a question about your garden, lawn, or landscape we can help. Submit …

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Managing Flooded Landscapes

High winds, storm surge, and flooding can devastate your garden and landscape. Safety first- check for downed electrical wires and …

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Trees & Utilities

This new North Carolina Urban Forest Council publication by NC State University’s Dr. Barb Fair is a wonderful resource …

Hardening Off Tender Plants

Most experienced gardeners recommend “hardening off” transplants to friends and family. Unfortunately, the response is often a long blank …

Hardening Off Tender Plants

Most experienced gardeners recommend “hardening off” transplants to friends and family. Unfortunately, the response is often a long blank …

Helping Honey Bees

Honey bees have been managed by man for hundreds of years, and we are still learning how to care …

What Tree Should Be Planted?

The assignment was to find the best choice for a new planting of trees. The site evaluation included above- …

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