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Alpharetta To Host Tree & Shrub Workshop

Released October 10, 2016 10:25 AM

The City of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission, along with the UGA Cooperative Extension North Fulton Master Gardeners, will offer a workshop for homeowners on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm regarding planting trees and shrubs for Fall.  The class will be held at the City of Alpharetta Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, Georgia 30009.

While many of us get energized to improve our yards and gardens in the spring, fall is the best time in Georgia to plant (and move) shrubs and trees; as well as, prepare soil for next year’s plantings.  Our clay soil is much easier to work with in the fall and most shrubs and trees will do better when they have the opportunity to get established over the winter.

This free class, conducted by Master Gardeners, will cover:

 

•        Planting Trees

•        Preparing Soil for Ornamentals

•        Selecting Shrubs for Desired Location

•        Planting (and Moving) Shrubs

•        Mulching

•        Watering

•        Fertilizing

 

To pre-register for this class, please call (678) 297-6200 by October 18, 2016.  For more information, please contact Terry Porter at (678) 297-6200 or tporter@alpharetta.ga.us.