Lower South

August, 2011
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

More Good Reasons to Eat Fruits and Vegetables

National News

For years we've been told that, in terms of weight loss, it's not what you eat but how much that matters. If you eat fewer calories, you'll lose weight, regardless of where those calories come...

If You Want to Get Rich, Become a Farmer

This surprising bit of advice comes from Wall Street investment whiz Jim Rogers. It seems that while the rest of the economy continues to limp along, the farm sector is in something of a boom....

Grow a Weed-free Garden

Weeds are the bane of just about every gardener. While insect and disease problems may wax and wane with pest populations cycles and the weather, just about everyone who gardens counts weeding...

Landscape Mulches and Fire Safety

The battles against big wildfires in the Southwest and other parts of the country this summer highlight the importance for homeowners in fire-prone areas to consider the combustibility of mulch...

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In the Garden

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Seven Sizzling Flowers for the Summer Sun

These past weeks have been brutally hot, with days pushing triple digits and nights dropping barely below a sultry 80 degrees. As a result, our outdoor gardening is primarily an early morning and pre-dusk activity. Looking through a window at my...
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Resources

Favorite or New Plant

'Surdiva' Scaevola When it comes to heat tolerance, few annuals can match scaevola. The plants have a trailing...

Clever Gardening Technique

Protect Yourself from Summer Heat The summer sun and heat can be very dangerous. Heat stroke often sneaks up on us while we are...
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Regional Reminders

  • Maintain Outdoor Foliage Plants
  • Remove Spent Blooms On Annual and Perennial Flowers
  • Maintain Soil Moisture for Fall Bearing Trees
  • Use Summer Heat to Improve Soil
  • Plant Warm Season Vegetables for Fall

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