GGMG Ask a Master Gardener
The mission of the Clemson Extension Master Gardener Program is to select, train, and utilize knowledgeable volunteers to facilitate the educational work of the local Consumer Horticulture Agent, by delivering research-based information to citizens of the state. The Master Gardener program is divided into two parts: Instruction and Service. Soils and Plant Nutrition. Botany and Plant Physiology. Tree and Small Fruit Culture. Culture of Woody Ornamentals. 301 University Ridge, Suite 4300, 29601.
Fall Garden Chores
Keep an eye out for insects and mites. Check zinnias for powdery mildew; remove infected plants and thin the bed to improve air movement. Water newly planted centipede regularly. Set mower height on high for fescue and other cool-season grasses so the longer blades shade the ground and cool the soil. Water fescue and other cool-season grasses to keep them green. Take softwood cuttings and root the cuttings in a moist, shaded location in a 50/50 mix of sand and peat moss. Remove faded blooms on perennials.