Pitt County Extension Programs

Click the link below in order to find news articles related to Home Horticulture topics in Pitt County written by Danny Lauderdale, Extension Agent – Horticulture. Also on this page are monthly garden calendars.

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What’s Killing My Centipede Lawn?

            Large patch is the most damaging disease of centipede lawns in eastern North Carolina. Watch for it this spring. It also occurs in St. Augustine, and zoysia. Excessive nitrogen fertility, fertilizing too MORE »

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How can I get my child to eat vegetables?

How can you get your child to eat healthy? With the over abundance of junk food littering our grocery stores, getting our children to eat their vegetables can seem almost impossible. Not to MORE »

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How do I plant a lawn?

The first step toward a healthy, attractive lawn is selecting the planting area and controlling weeds. Perennial weeds are best controlled with a nonselective herbicide when starting a new lawn. Plan for easy MORE »

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