A recent article on grandparenting.com says that many baby boomers are experiencing difficulties in their relationships with adult children, including "not enough time together, not enough regular communication, not feeling needed or wanted…not understanding why they aren't closer."
We've been looking at lawn problems with landscape folks this past week, and I thought I'd put a little piece about what we're seeing. Brown patch (Rhizoctonia solani) is the most common disease I find, and most common disease the diagnostic lab in Athens sees as well.
We have all heard the saying "April showers bring May Flowers." Rainfall in April helps replenish our plants as they gear up for another growing season. However, this precipitation also brings unwanted consequences to our landscapes - disease.
On a day that I was visiting someone in a nursing home, angels, disguised as caregivers, came in and requested that I step out while they worked. I walked down the hall, observing a life that caused me to ponder the circle of life.
I recently met with the Rotary Club Sunrise Chapter and we had a long discussion on weed control in turfgrass. If you are looking to stay ahead of the weeds in your yard, you may want to consider a pre-emergent herbicide. Applying a pre-emergent herbicide now will provide a better control of weeds this summer than a post-emergent herbicide alone.
Q: We would like to limit our 16-year-old son's video game and cell phone time. We think homework should come first and then free time. He wants to relax with his video game and phone after school, which frequently results in homework not being done before he must attend a two-hour team practice at 7 p.m. That means he's not done with homework until around midnight and struggles the next morning to get out of bed. What is a fair requirement concerning his electronics or an appropriate punishment if he cannot get up in the morning and ...
A great article from one of my colleagues in Cherokee County has made sense of the ever changing seed catalog. And with our winter time wrapping up, we need to be prepared to not only order our favorite vegetables, but also understand what we are buying in a seed.
In the past week, the Extension office has received calls from local homeowners concerned with insects massing in and around their homes. Most of the sightings have been in around driveways and patios outside. From the samples local homeowners have shown me, these infestations are millipedes.
A few years back, I was interviewing Celia Rivenbark, a noted Southern humorist and a friend of mine, on public radio. We were in a discussion about her latest book when I asked, "Are you funny every day?"
Q: Our 3-year-old son is very sweet, loving, and generally well-behaved. Occasionally, however, he breaks into a huge tantrum during which he becomes uncontrollable. The word "possessed" comes to mind. He will suddenly snap from being sweet to being a demon and then back to being sweet and loving again.