Released on: Thursday, April 5, 2012 10:30 AM
Are you interested in improving your property but aren’t sure how to approach it? Do you want to maintain your landscape better but don’t know when (and how) to do it? The North Fulton Master Gardeners and the UGA Cooperative Extension in Fulton County are conducting a series of free classes for homeowners with each class covering a particular topic at the time of year that is best suited for that activity. Alpharetta classes are offered by the City of Alpharetta, Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission and the Alpharetta Garden Club. They are held at the Alpharetta Engineering/Public Works Department, 1790 Hembree Road, Alpharetta, GA 30009 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm.
Establishing and Growing Perennials will be held on Wednesday, April 25th. Perennials add year-after-year color and form to your gardens whether you have sun, shade or a mixture of both. This session will cover getting started; as well as, tips and techniques to help your perennials prosper for years to come.
The class covers:
Understanding your site conditions
Dividing and moving plants
Watering, mulching and weed control
Deadheading and other after-bloom activities
Selecting perennials for your location
Easily grown varieties
Maintaining and Pruning Shrubs and Roses will be held on Wednesday, May 16th. While many of your shrubs may have already flowered (and others, like roses, will bloom again), they all need to be prepared for Atlanta’s summer heat and possible lack of rain. If they have grown too large for their location, they may need to be pruned at the right time and done the right way.
This class covers:
How are your shrubs doing? Mulching
Weed control Watering
Fertilizing and pest control Pruning
Please register by calling (678) 297-6200.