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By Amanda Swennes
University of Georgia

If you’re looking for reliable, up-to-date, free information about how to prune your plants, or how to plant shade, apple or pecan trees, or how to protect your plants this winter, University of Georgia Cooperative Extension likely has a publication that will answer all of your questions.

The UGA Extension Web site ( 001D www.caes.uga.edu/publications 01CD ) offers more than 200 research-based publications on gardening and landscaping. Another 400 publications cover subject areas ranging from how to raise horses, cattle, pigs and chickens to how to control carpenter ants and termites.

Below is a list of free online Extension publications that can help you prepare your garden for fall and start planning ahead for winter.

Indoor and Container Gardening

• Gardening in Containers: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C787/C787.htm 0039

• Gardening in Containers Using Tropical Plants: 0037 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1338/B1338.htm 002E

• Growing Indoor Plants with Success: 0037 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1318/B1318.htm 0024

• Propagating House Plants: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C950/C950.htm 0034

• Flowering Perennials for Georgia Gardens: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B944/B944.htm 0050

Winter Gardening

• First and Last Frost Dates in Georgia: 0037 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/MP117/MP117.htm 005D

• Soil Preparation and Planting Procedures for Ornamental Plants in the Landscape: 0032 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B932-w.htm 0032

• Winter Protection of Ornamental Plants: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C872/C872.htm 004C

Pruning

• Pruning Ornamental Plants in the Landscape: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B961/B961.htm 0034

• Basic Principles of Pruning Woody Plants: 0036 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B949/B949.html 0035

Ground Covers

• Ground Covers: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C928/C928.htm 0031

• Spacing Plant Material: Ground Covers: 0033 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/L127-W.HTML 0024

• Success with Cover Crops: 003A http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/EB-102/EB-102.html 004F

Trees

• Trees for the Landscape: Selection and Culture: 0033 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubs/PDF/B875.pdf 0025

• Fast-Growing Shade Trees: 0030 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/L350.htm 0020

• Home Garden Apples: 0035 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C740/C740.htm 0038

• Pecan Trees for the Home or Backyard Orchard: 0037 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1348/B1348.htm 004A

Pests

• Managing Imported Fire Ants in Urban Areas: 0038 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/B1191/B1191.html 003F

• Rats and Mice: Get Them Out of Your House and Yard: 0036 http://pubs.caes.uga.edu/caespubs/pubcd/C970/C970.html 00AA

For more free resources on topics ranging from gardening to raising backyard chickens to managing a dairy herd to getting rid of head lice, visit the Web site 001D www.caes.uga.edu/publications 2684 or contact your county UGA Extension agent by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1.

(Amanda Swennes is a publications editor for the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.)

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