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Pruning Back Daylilies

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The most effective and efficient way to detail these daylily beds is just as the daylilies have finished their bloom cycle prune the whole plant 3 to 6 in. from the ground. Read the full article

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Azalea Lace Bugs

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Azalea lace bug attacks azaleas and some rhododendrons. Azalea lace bugs mainly feed on the undersides of the leaves, leaving the top of the leaf with white to yellow stippling or flecking. Heavy lace bug feeding on azalea can reduce plant vigor and flowering and affects the overall look of the plant.

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Soaker Hoses and Drip Irrigation Allowed

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Property owners and managers in Drought Level 4 counties may use limited water on established and new installations by following these guidelines. This includes Dekalb, Fulton and Cobb. Please read attached article for more information.

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Fall Landscape Chore List is Long

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In the fall, test soil for nutrients, apply fertilizer, prune flowering plants, replenish mulch and plant new trees and shrubs, said Bob Westerfield, a UGA Cooperative Extension horticulturist.

"One thing to do this fall is soil testing," he said. "Amending your soil is one of the easiest ways to avoid plant stress or prevent future disease problems."

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If You Can Still Water Outdoors, Plant in the Fall

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You're planning to add landscape trees or shrubs next spring. But with the drought projected to last through the winter, it's vital to get a head start, if outdoor watering schedules permit.

Spring planting fever is always best if you catch it in the fall, said Gary Wade, a Cooperative Extension horticulturist with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Shrubs planted in the spring often don't have time to get established, Wade said. They're hardly established before they're exposed to Georgia's stressful summer. Then if the drought continues, water for the plant may be limited.

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