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UGA researchers and an Athens-based citizen scientist have identified the largest mushroom species in the Western Hemisphere growing in Athens. Macrocybe titans was previously only found in tropical and subtropical climates. CAES News
Giant Mushrooms
With mushroom caps that can be as large as trashcan lids, the gigantic fungus Macrocybe titans looks like something from outer space, but it may be popping up soon in a lawn near you.
Tall fescue research plots on the University of Georgia campus in Griffin, Ga. CAES News
Tall Fescue Lawns
The most popular and most successful grass planted in the north Georgia is tall fescue, and September is the time to act if you want to plant a new fescue lawn.
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension horticulturist Bob Westerfield displays several pieces of lawn and garden equipment during a class on the UGA campus in Griffin, Georgia. CAES News
Clean Tools
If you plan to take a rest from gardening this fall, take time to inspect, repair and clean your gardening tools before storing them for the winter.
Brown patch disease in fescue. CAES News
Brown patches
If doughnut-shaped rings of dead grass are popping up in your lawn, it may be because the recent onslaught of rain created ideal conditions for brown patch disease.
Augusta, Columbus and Savannah all broke their all-time December precipitation records. CAES News
Rainfall recovery
The recent abundance of rainfall may have you ready to build an ark. When it comes to the soggy soils and boggy beds in your landscape, a few tips from University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts will help your plants recuperate.
Southern Mole Cricket CAES News
Mole cricket time
Recent rains and warm weather have mole crickets out in full force, wreaking havoc in lawns. Mole crickets damage turf by feeding on plant roots, stems and leaves. And, they tunnel through the soil. Their feeding is not considered as damaging as their tunneling, however, significant feeding injury does occur in pastures.
This diagram shows the locations and numbered sequence of cuts to remove a branch from a tree. CAES News
Summer pruning
This year’s extraordinarily wet winter and spring has and will continue to stimulate rapid production of new leaves in many of our woody landscape plants. This lush new growth may now need to be trimmed to prevent shading of vegetable gardens and flowerbeds.
Plant pathologist Lee Burpee discusses disease control at the 2008 UGA Turfgrass Field Day. CAES News
Summer green update
University of Georgia Cooperative Extension specialists will present the first in a four-part series of green industry updates on June 12 in Cherokee County.
A push mower used to mow turfgrass. CAES News
Summer lawn care
Having a healthy, attractive lawn is an integral part of a beautiful home landscape. University of Georgia Cooperative Extension experts say following these five steps can help you achieve an awe-inspiring lawn this summer.