Fairy Rings Announce the Presence of Disease

Fairy Rings Announce the Presence of Disease

Spring showers might bring May flowers, but rainy summer days are often followed by fairy rings feeding the imaginations of daydreamers of all ages. However, Jasper County Extension Agent Brock Fry advised that fairy rings are actually a sign of a diseased lawn....
Tips for a Fun 4th! ..Minus the Burns

Tips for a Fun 4th! ..Minus the Burns

By Diana Askew, Beacon Reporter Those lazy, hazy days of summer have arrived, and 4th of July celebrations are here just in time to combat childhood boredom. With school being out and students ever looking for something to do, the colorful boxes in local...
Taking the Sting out of Spring; Weed Control

Taking the Sting out of Spring; Weed Control

By Diana Askew, Beacon Reporter As the dreary days of winter come to a close, spring green is making its first appearance, with unsavory weeds leading the charge, including the stinging and sticker sort. Last summer brought an explosion of the pesky ‘stickers’ in...
DIY: Removing Burweed

DIY: Removing Burweed

Local homeowners fought the good fight last spring, as the annual emersion of ‘stickers’ made their debut in everyone’s lawn, seeming to explode in population turning yards into treacherous terrain.   The problematic grass burs can be a problem to homeowners,...