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UGA Publications on Ornamental Plants
Pansies are a remarkable winter annual capable of freezing solid, then bouncing back when warm weather returns. The UGA publication Success with Pansies in the Winter Landscape provides guidelines for the planting and care of pansies to ensure success. Topics include planting time, bed preparation, plant spacing, planting procedures, fertilization, freeze protection, and common insect and disease problems. Seasonal color is a high-cost investment in the landscape. It is important to get the maximum return on your investment by following these planting and cultural guidelines.
Fall is best … for planting many shrubs, trees and perennials. Fall planting gives plants time to establish a strong root system before they must deal with the stresses of Georgia’s summer weather. The UGA Publication Soil Preparation and Planting Procedures for Ornamental Plants in the Landscape provides information for making the best start for new plants. Avoid problems later with a good start this fall! For help in selecting the proper plant for the site you are planting, see Landscape Plants for Georgia.
Flowering Bulbs for Georgia Gardens covers both spring and summer blooming bulbs. Since fall is the time to plant spring blooming bulbs, this publication has much good information for landscapers at this time of year.
UGA Publications on Managing Turf
Tall fescue is one of the most popular grasses in north Georgia growing as far south as Atlanta. Its popularity relates to its ease of establishment through seeding and its green color during spring and fall, when warm-season turfgrasses are dormant and brown. Tall fescue is a perennial bunch-type grass that grows rapidly during spring and fall. Read more about Tall Fescue Lawn Management or about other Lawns in Georgia.