Author: Jackie Jordan

Earth-Kind® Roses

Q: Are there any low maintenance roses I can plant in my landscape? If you desire a low maintenance rose bush, look to the Texas AgriLife Extension Service list of Earth-Kind® Roses. Roses cultivars...

Weed of the Month – Annual Bluegrass

That bright green, grassy weed in your lawn this month could be annual blue grass (Poa annua). It is a cool season annual weed that grows in moist, compacted, even shady locations. It is a prolific...

Common Chickweed (Stellaria media)

Common chickweed is a low, spreading, winter annual weed that germinates when we receive lots of cool, wet weather. Its leaves are opposite each other, smooth and elliptical in shape. It is tolerant...

Weed of the Month – Florida Betony

Florida betony is a cool season perennial weed that is beginning to come out of dormancy now. Another common name for this weed is rattlesnake weed, because of the thick white tubers that form...

Weeds as Indicators

Question: Are weeds killing my lawn? Answer: Weeds are not killing your lawn. Weeds are plants that are taking advantage of the open space created by weakened turf grass. Weeds, like all plants,...

Air Layering

Question: What is air layering? Answer: Air layering is a propagation technique. A piece of the original plant is wounded and remains attached to the parent plant as the new plant develops. It can...

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