the U.S. Climate in 2017: 2017 was the third warmest year on record for
the United States
(GA had it's warmest year in history!)
issued an alert for
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
... a relatively new insect on crapemyrtles (Lagerstroemia) across the
Southeast. The insect, which is from Asia, was first noticed in a north
Dallas, Texas, suburb in 2004. By 2014, the insect had been reported in
(including TX, MS, TN)
Blight FOUND IN GA
(Cylindrocladium buxicola = Cylindrocladium pseudonaviculatum)
UGACES Disease Alert here
29 June 2014
Before you install boxwoods, check out the results
of NCStateCES research (2012) on which varieties are least (B. microphylla
var. japonica Green Beauty) and most (B. sempervirens Suffruticosa)
Management of Insect Pests in and Around the Home
Please contact any Board member or send
us an e-mail with your suggestions for the association or this website!
will start again in Fall.
Have a great season!
Certified Landscape Professional Certification
Friday, March 30, 8am-3pm
UGA Griffin Research & Education Garden
more info here
close one week prior to the test date
recap of the multi-year
Military Honor Garden project
now available here
to Chan Weeks,
Executive Director, Keep Douglasville Beautiful
fine WGGA companies/organizations
have contributed to the
Military Honor Garden project in 2017!
Ace Hardware*Southern States
W & W Lawn Care*Accent Nursery
Keep Douglasville Beautiful*UGA DC Extension
UGA DC Master Gardener Extension Volunteers
Well Done Lawns and Landscaping
Black Rock Property Service , Inc.
WGGA members are listed here
sponsor of WGGA
free, detailed soil info
down to lot!
Research Findings from
in Ornamental Plants
By Dr. Geoffrey C. Denny, Assistant Extension Professor, and Dr. Karl
K. Crouse, Associate Extension
Professor, Plant and Soil Sciences Department.(MSU)
Effectiveness of Various Chemicals for Disease Control in Woody Ornamentals
by Extension Plant Pathologists Kelly Ivors (NCSU), Jean Williams-Woodward
(UGA), and Alan Windham (UTenn)
A guide to native
wildflowers, ferns, shrubs, trees and vines for gardens in the State
more info here
Now in Georgia!
(photo Utah CES)
UGA CES info here
Run, don't swat.
Be safe, but remember honeybees pollinate about 30% of our food!
Don't harm the good ones!
Disposing of Pesticides
info from Mary Carol Sheffield, CES, on garden and lawn diseases
Eat Pollution Better Than Expected
research from the National Center for Atmospheric Research
published in the Oct. 21, 2010 issue of Science Express
checkout UGA Urban Ag webinars
The complete archive is available here
webinar (March, 2015) from extension.org (national) here.
Thorough discussion of behavior and biology and use of baits and contact
kill insecticides. Runs about 60 minutes.
Gold Medal Plants
plant a winner!
Classic City Award Winners
and dazzle your clients!
- 2016 Winners here
from UGA Trial Gardens
The Classic City awards are based on garden performance over the entire
season in the Gardens at UGA, where spring is glorious, and summers
are hot, often dry, and rather miserable.
The UGA Trial Garden's Blog
see what's selected
as the best of the best
Forestry Commission recently held three
workshops in Gainesville, Marietta and Mansfield to help communities
develop a personalized Community Forest Storm Mitigation Plan that focuses
specifically on trees and ways to avoid or mitigate the damage they
cause during a storm or other catastrophic event. Community Forest Storm
Mitigation plans serve as a guide for assessing current storm readiness,
for creating a summary of your community's current forest management
program and as a storm mitigation checklist. Presentations from the
workshops are available and Georgia Forestry Commission staff are available
to assist your community.
A Community Forest Storm Mitigation PlanningWorkbook and Template are
PowerPoint presentations are available
The Office of the Southern Regional Extension
Forester, the USDA FS Region 8--Urban and Community Forestry Program
along with the Southern Group of State Foresters have partnered to design,
develop and implement a state-of-the-art online, distance-learning program
geared specifically toward beginning urban foresters and those allied
professionals working in and around urban and urbanizing landscapes
access the modules for International Society of Arboriculture and Society
of American Foresters credit, please visit
To access the modules for free, please visit
To access the modules for volunteer credit or
a certificate of completion, visit campus.extension.org
and look for the eLearn Urban Forestry--Citizen
For more specific information, please contact Sarah Ashton, Educational
Program Coordinator, Southern Regional Extension Forestry at
Publications of Interest
(courtesy Willie O. Chance, UGA-UrbanAg)
Control in Liriope & Mondo
Poison Ivy in the Landscape
Protection of Ornamental Plants
(what not to do late Summer/early Fall)
de Herbicidas de Preemergencia para Digitaria y Otras Malezas Anuales
de Poa annua en Céspedes Comerciales no Residenciales de Georgia
Preparation and Planting Procedures for Ornamental Plants in the Landscape
publications offer a wide variety of professionally targeted, as well
as homeowner interest, publications. Some are free, some have a small
cost. All are written by UGA Cooperative Extension and CAES or FCS research
faculty and all are full of the latest scientific info on many topics
of interest to green pros. More info is right
4th Monday of each month
Douglas Co. Extension Office
6279 Fairburn Rd
Talks from GUFC
Off the Press*
2018 issue here
2015 issue here
2015 issue here
Winter, 2015 issue here
Off the Press*
issue available here
2015 issue available here
Improve the Quality of Life
Economic Contribution of Turfgrass Production,
Ornamental Horticulture, Landscape Services, and
Related Industry in the Georgia Economy, 2010
one near you here!
WGGA is a
proud member of the Douglas
County Chamber of Commerce
you everyone who participated in 2016!
MILITARY HONOR GARDEN
HUNTER PARK, DOUGLASVILLE
Friday. December 9, 2016
Douglasville Beautiful is proud to introduce the Douglasville
Military Honor Garden. Created as a place to celebrate the honor
and courage that members of the Douglasville community have made
in the service of our country, the Military Honor Garden will
welcome visitors to a place of beauty and who wish to pay tribute
to the brave military men, women, and families who sacrifice for
The garden has been conceived as a beautiful public space, built
with the support of citizens, service organizations, and businesses
in our community for the benefit of the community. Memorial trees,
garden spaces, markers, and benches will be placed throughout
the garden to create a vibrant, social space to enjoy and inspire.
you to the following WGGA Members for your help on
the 2011 Freedom Island project!
Douglasville Ace Hardware, Alternative Environments, Wynn's Intensive
Lawn Care, Black Rock Landscaping, Keen Edge Lawn Care, Douglas County
Extension Office, Accent Nursery & Landscaping, Chip's Lawn Care,
Hydro Irrigation, John Deere Landscapes, NGTurf, Triple Creek Flower Farm,
Well Done Lawn & Landscaping, Mood Swings
WGGA on YouTube!
Freedom Island Renovation
the landscape plan right
donation of professional time, equipment, and material is greatly appreciated.
you for your support!
McManus-Chan Weeks-Kevin Livingston
an article for the WGGA website!
Preferably something educational - how you solved a problem
that might be seen by another member, or something unusual you tried and
what happened (failures are as educational as successes!)
- or hints for homeowners (how to prune, different turfgrasses,
what's a weed) - or something interesting - or something intriguing
- or funny - or -
and your company will be given full credit and we'll show your logo and
phone number very large.
Right here on the first page!
Photos are good.
(Please identify any people and give a date and city location.)
note all will be reviewed before publication and may be edited.