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Join the Listserv

We communicate through the NC State University Therapeutic-Hort google group so if you haven’t already subscribed, please do that …

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Backyard Composting

Instead of disposing of yard trimmings and kitchen scraps, you can compost them in your own backyard. Composting is an …

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Landscape Design for Wounded Warriors

NC State University Graduate Student Amy Borsay is studying Landscape Design in Horticultural Therapy Gardens geared toward Wounded Warriors. See …

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A guide to maintaining quality turf on athletic fields.

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Water Quality and Turfgrass Area Development

This publication introduces the permit and regulatory processes and provides a very general guide to …

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Tips on Writing Turf Contracts and Landscape Specifications

Maintenance contracts for turfgrass areas should be written to provide security for all parties involved. …

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Carolina Lawns: A Guide to Maintaining Quality Turf in the Landscape

This comprehensive guide offers information on different grasses for North Carolina lawns, as well as …

5/21/21
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Four Lessons to Build Resilience in Agritourism

This publication documents the lessons learned by agritourism operators whose businesses were impacted by the …

5/12/21

Water Quality and Professional Turfgrass Managers

Although groundwater and surface waters are rarely polluted by turfgrass pesticides, turf managers should consider …

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Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

In central North Carolina almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully …

4/14/21