Lower South

April, 2013
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Lawn Gone

National News

If you've been thinking about making your landscape more sustainable by reducing the size of your lawn or eliminating it altogether, but are unsure where to start, turn to Lawn Gone! Low...

Raspberry Shortcake

If you thought that fending off prickers was the price to be paid for homegrown raspberries, think again. Monrovia's new Raspberry Shortcake™ dwarf thornless raspberry lets you enjoy a...

Where Have All the Monarchs Gone?

It may not be breaking news that monarch butterflies are in decline, but the most recent population figures for this beautiful butterfly are especially alarming, according to an article in the New...

Bees with a Buzz

Can't get going without the buzz from caffeine in your morning cup of joe? You may have more in common with honeybees than you might guess! It turns out that bees get a buzz from caffeine too --...

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In the Garden


Water Wise

Dry conditions are not just for the arid West. We have experienced serious and extended droughts in various areas of the southeastern states in recent years. However, it doesn't take a drought for us to face water shortages. Growing cities require...
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Web Finds

Rainwater Harvesting Basics Did you know that for every 1,000 square feet of home or other building space you can capture 600...

Tool or Gardening Product

Irrigation Timer Have you ever left the faucet running and discovered it later when your landscape had become a...
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Regional Reminders

  • Plant Peppers and Eggplant
  • Fertilize Southern Turfgrasses
  • Create Colorful Containers
  • Thin Fruit Trees
  • Fertilize Young Trees and Shrubs

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