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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.



Pruning should improve growth, form, and flowering of landscape plants.

Winter Pruning

Winter is the right time to prune many types of plants in our landscapes. For those who are interested in pruning timing and techniques, I hope this helps. Generally, late fall, winter and MORE »


Crapemyrtle Pruning

No matter where I go someone asks or comments about pruning crapemyrtles. Since it is the time of year when many people prune crapemyrtles, it is a good time to review the process. MORE »


Controlling Winter Lawn Weeds

            During February, March, and April each year, my office receives numerous calls on lawn weeds. The best time to control them is between now and February. The first question we usually get MORE »

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How do I winterize my yard equipment?

          Since it has finally started to feel like winter, it is time to protect those important pieces of equipment we use to maintain your yards. For home gardeners, most of our lawn MORE »

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