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Among the fastest growing segments of Georgia agriculture, landscaping and lawn care are important ways to add to and maintain a home's value. UGA Extension provides advice about caring for and protecting lawns and landscapes from pests and disease, and helps both homeowners and lawncare professionals ensure that their grass is always greener.


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Recent Publications

  • A School's Guide to the 'Nitty-Gritty' About Head Lice (C 850) This guide discusses how to prevent and treat head lice outbreaks in schools.
  • Soil Testing for Home Lawns, Gardens and Wildlife Food Plots (C 896) Developing and maintaining productive soils begin with soil testing. Soils tests provide information on the soil's actual nutrient status. Test results are used to determine the amount and kind of nut…
  • Weed Control in Home Lawns (B 978) Weeds can be major pests of home lawns. Due to differences in color, leaf size, shape and growth habit, weeds detract from the natural beauty of desirable turfgrasses. Additionally, weeds compete with…
  • Vineyard Frost Protection (B 1490) The vineyard industry is growing across Georgia and across the Eastern United States. Frost is a perennial threat in these regions, and reducing frost risk can save approximately $48,000 per acre in r…

Websites

UGA-affiliated

UGA Urban Ag Resources for Georgia's Green Industry.

Turf at UGA This site contains detailed information and growing recommendations for species of turfgrass, and provides links to relevant publications from Extension and researchers, turfgrass management courses and other sites.

Turfgrass Breeding at UGA Briefly summarizes turfgrass varieties and Georgia's turfgrass production.

UGA Turfgrass Team The exceptional team behind several premier turfgrass varieties, making its mark through solid, long-term commitments to new cultivar development, education and on-going research and support for all of our grasses.

 


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  • Poison Ivy
    Poison Ivy Poison ivy is infamous for causing allergic reactions in up to 50 million Americans annually, according to the American Skin Association. Published: 07/18/24
  • Prevent Spread of Dengue
    Prevent Spread of Dengue The Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) has been shown to transmit dengue in some regions, so Georgia residents should take precautions to prevent infection. Published: 07/15/24
  • Roach or Palmetto Bug
    Roach or Palmetto Bug "Palmetto bug" is a regional term for several winged species of cockroach that are common in the Southeast. Published: 07/10/24