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Fall Leaf Composting for Better Soil

It’s still hot today, but before we know it, the deciduous trees and shrubs in our backyard will be dumping leaf litter all over our yards and gardens. Over the course of the autumn, residents everywhere will break out their various rakes and blowers and try to...

A Pesky Plant

A nuisance plant is the kind you do not want in your lake or pond. One such plant, the hydrilla or ‘water-thyme’, has been known to spread astronomically and even cause disease in animal populations. Hydrilla is a perennial plant that forms dense colonies...

Not the Best Kind of Bloom

Remember that incredibly wet fall we experienced in North Georgia? And that wet, warmish winter? All of that moisture tends to flush the watershed and cause an unsightly and unpleasant bloom of blue-green algae in local ponds and lakes. Cyanobacteria (also known as...

Foam- it’s not just for the ocean!

It’s actually possible to see a crest of foam on the surface of your creek or stream. Where does it come from? Water, like other liquids, have molecules that are attracted to each other. This attraction creates surface tension on top of the water. When leaves,...