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Darrell Blackwelder: Now is a good time to fertilize cool season fescue lawns

After dodging snow and thunderstorms, now is a good time to fertilize cool season fescue lawns. Turf specialists recommend one pound of actual nitrogen per ... Read more

5 days ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

New Lunch and Learn sessions rolling in April 21

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Service There is a lot going on here at North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Rowan County Center. As family and ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Southern Spring Home & Garden Show returns in February

CHARLOTTE — The Southern Spring Home & Garden Show, the largest show of its kind in the South, will return Feb. 28-March 1 and March ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Pruning for plants with fruit in mind

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension Landscaping your outdoor living space with perennial, fruit bearing plants can offer years of tasteful excitement that one ... Read more

1 week ago by Post Lifestyles.

Eat heart healthy during heart month

By Deirdre Parker Smith deirdre.smith@salisburypostcom While we’re thinking about hearts — having just celebrated Valentine’s Day — let’s talk about heart healthy, because February is ... Read more

1 week ago by Deirdre Smith.

Darrell Blackwelder: Act now to control chickweed and crabgrass

The only thing predicable about our weather is that it’s always unpredictable. Erratic temperature fluctuations and excessive rainfall have created problems with our lawn care ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Native plants for the home landscape seminar at Agriculture Center

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan County Extension Director The Rowan County Master Gardener Volunteers are hosting a seminar on “Native Plants for Home Landscape” on Tuesday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Staff Report.

How does weather affect the park?

SALISBURY — Weather can be fickle, and this winter hasn’t been much of a winter. We are already starting to see a few buds swelling, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Danelle Cutting.

Darrell Blackwelder: Hellebores for winter interest

Many daffodil plantings are blooming much earlier this spring because of our unusual warm weather; however, there are other landscape materials providing non-traditional blooms for ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

EPA says RoundUp has little risk

People have stopped and asked me about the use of Roundup because of the continuous television commercials. Below is updated information on the use of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Darrell Blackwelder: What’s new for landscapes

Nurserymen, landscapers, lawn care specialists and other allied landscape professionals converged in Greensboro last week for a time of horticultural education and displays of plant ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

It’s not too early to think about pastures and hay fields

By Morgan Watts Rowan Cooperative Extension With it being February and the weather being warm, I am getting multiple calls about fertilizing pastures and hay ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Deirdre Smith.

Darrell Blackwelder: Helping the birds through winter

Cold weather is difficult for most everything outdoors, including our birds. Freezing temperatures greatly reduce song birds and other wildlife’s chance of survival. The key ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

NC Agritunity 2020 conference held in Statesville on Feb. 8

By Michael O. Fine Rowan Cooperative Extension Calling all land managers, agricultural enthusiasts, farmers, ranchers and backyard gardeners: NC Agritunity, an annual educational conference and ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Art and Orchids featuring Stickwork opens Saturday at Daniel Stowe

BELMONT – Visitors to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden can experience the creative works of North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty at the garden this winter. Dougherty’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Rowan Cooperative Extension plant sale going on now

By Laura Allen Rowan County 4-H Agent Now is the perfect time to be planning some additions to your home landscape. Luckily for you, it’s ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Fill your winter garden with ornamentals

By Carole Massey Rowan Master Gardener Winter in North Carolina for a gardener can be very frustrating. Some days are too cold and windy to ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Make a plan for the perfect Super Bowl gathering

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Next Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday! The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Help wanted to get rid of wild onions, chickweed

By Amy-Lynn Albertson Rowan Extension Director Q: What’s the best way to mow my lawn so I can get rid of the wild onions? A: ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Darrell Blackwelder: The Winter jasmine is out early this year

There is a yellow blooming shrub cascading in a landscape near St. John’s Lutheran Church in Salisbury. The profuse bloomer looks very much like our ... Read more

1 month ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

New Hurley Park assistant has a passion for plants

Back in October, our Hurley Park assistant manager took a new position and we were left short on staff. We were lucky in the fact ... Read more

1 month ago by Danelle Cutting.

Training offered on using herbicide, respirators

By Morgan Watts Rowan Livestock and Field Crops Agent Anyone planning to apply the herbicide dicamba to Xtend cotton or soybeans or 2,4-D to Enlist ... Read more

1 month ago by Post Lifestyles.

Darrell Blackwelder: North Carolina weather confuses the plants

Our recent weather has been confusing to say the least. Cold weather one day, warm the next; with a few days of intermittent downpours thrown ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

Hedges make good neighbors

High-density housing and other situations dictate the use of screens and border plantings of shrubs and trees for added privacy. Informal mass plantings of trees ... Read more

2 months ago by Darrell Blackwelder.

2020 is full of 4-H opportunities for youth

By Laura Allen Rowan County 4-H Agent Happy New Year! 4-H enrollment begins annually in January of each year, so now is a great time ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Vegetable harvest by May? Tips to growing an early spring garden

By Michael O. Fine  Rowan Cooperative Extension As a child, I recall my parents faithfully tending a summer garden on our farmstead in southern Davidson ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

Make new goals that are easy to accomplish

By Toi Degree Rowan Cooperative Extension Happy New Year! We are now a few days into 2020 and a new decade. I’ll let that settle ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Ag Export Seminar Jan. 28-29 in Kannapolis

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will host its third annual N.C. Ag Export Seminar at The Laureate Center in ... Read more

2 months ago by Post Lifestyles.

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