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CCP Webinar: Healthy Yard Alternatives - Shared screen with speaker view
Barbara Driscoll
15:28
https://keepdurhambeautiful.org/leaveyourleaves
Stacey Donelan
15:34
Stacey from Briar Chapel in Chapel Hill, Chatham county. Looking for ways to break up the monoculture of my backyard.
Nancy Rains
15:36
I’m joining from Southern Pines. An Edgeworthia is ready to bloom in my yard!
Karen Badders
15:43
Sanford, expanding my meadow and making it a healthier place.
Stephanie Curtis
15:51
Stephanie Curtis, Chapel Hill. Berries on American Beautyberry.
Norma Kessler
15:52
Norma Kessler From SoDu Cary ANC
Laura Young
16:19
Laura from Lee County I like seeing the seeds disappearing from the zinnias
Andy Foshee
16:35
I just had squirrels turn my lawn into a reenactment of a WWI battle field, complete with artillery craters... wondering what I can do to bring them to the armistice table... not expecting that this morning, but would be nice! LOL
Mary Jane Bartlett
18:09
Tiny asters are blooming in our no-mow lawn. Calico Asters, maybe? So cute and beautiful!
Norma Kessler
22:31
Norma Kessler Cary Learn!
Debbie Roos
24:57
Yay Catherine!!! Have loved working with you on the steering committee over the years.
Brandy Oldham
25:02
Woot woot Catherine!
Stacey Donelan
25:05
Congratulations!!!
Nora Deamer
25:05
Congrats Catherine!
Bev Sizemore
25:17
Congratulations!!
Brooke Massa
25:20
well deserved, Catherine! Thank you for all that you've done.
Trish Hablutzel
25:32
Congrats!
Debbie Tunnell
25:35
Strong work - love it!
Judy Harrelson
25:40
Much deserved Catherine! Congratulations and lovely introduction Allison :-)
Catherine Bollinger
25:45
Catherine rocks!
Debbie Roos
25:50
Yes Catherine the steering committee is going to have a private celebration with you soon!
Catherine Bollinger
31:51
The blog post to which Barbara referred: https://piedmontgardener.com/2021/10/14/leave-the-magic-where-it-belongs/
Candice Bermudez
36:36
What are your thoughts on electric lawn equipment?
Kathy Morris
37:15
I *love* my ECO electric lawn stuff - mower, string trimmer, and blower (which is much quieter than gas)
Margaret Sands
38:47
Put your questions for Barbara here in the chat!
louanne watley
41:08
Wouldn’t your blowing your leaves on your own lawn blow and upset the little insects that overwinter there?
Stacey Donelan
41:09
but how do you balance making compost with preserving the leaves for sustaining the bugs, birds, etc?
Kristine Kelsey
42:22
How about ticks and leaf litter?
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
42:27
I have been raking oak leaves into a large area under the trees which saves time and is good for the environment. I did read however that trees should not have 2-3 inches of leaves right up next to the trunks for some reason, if I remember correctly because it can let pests into the trunk. Comments?
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
43:12
I just got a 80V electric mower that bumps up the power to meet the need and it’s very powerful
marguerite strand
43:53
Will the slideshows be available to the attendees?
Mickey Jo Sorrell
44:07
How do I get a sign?
Shannon Mills
44:49
We love our leafy wooded areas but unfortunately so does the Japanese stilt grass. 🙁 The leaves on our alternative lawn areas just get mulched with the mower.
marguerite strand
46:08
A tree service seminar I went to said piling pine straw high against the tree trunk will eventually harm the tree. Spread it around under the tree canopy like it would be in a wooded area naturally.
Heather Holley
46:22
Leave the root collar exposed to avoid holding water and pest from the trunk.
Norm Brown
46:28
Leaves should not be piled deeply against the trunk.
Catherine Bollinger
46:53
Tallamy insists that oak leaves suppress Japanese stilt grass. See his book The Nature of Oaks. I suspect this takes a few years for the leaves to build up and form a stilt-grass-suppressing layer.
Barbara Driscoll
46:53
https://keepdurhambeautiful.org/leaveyourleaves
Lynda Haake
47:23
Thank you Barbara! Great information!
Catherine Bollinger
47:29
It is a beautiful sign!
Leslie Fiddler
48:06
Larry Weaner advises planting sedge and using a pre-emergent grass specific herbicide to kill stiltgrass until the weed seed layer is exhausted.
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
48:08
Thanks everybody
Stacey Donelan
48:34
thanks, Barbara!
louanne watley
49:01
I want to send her talk and slides to political aspirants,
Barbara Driscoll
01:04:07
Matt you are very funny - Monte Python.
Kathy Morris
01:04:09
Lawns (or low-growing) shallow-rooted alternatives) can be appropriate and useful over septic drainfields. Just an FYI.
Stephen McMillian
01:04:56
Pros and cons of using pine straw
Portia McCracken
01:05:17
What about wood chips from tree removal used as mulch?
Judy Harrelson
01:05:22
Pine straw definitely attracts ticks.
Judy Harrelson
01:05:53
what about clover?
Candice Bermudez
01:06:36
I have been transitioning to electric lawn equipment and I do have to say: I am very impressed at the power and duration of my Snapper electric Chainsaw, even for large trees.
Catherine Bollinger
01:07:00
Tallamy notes that a number of moth caterpillars actually eat dead oak leaves, rather than green ones. Thus, it becomes important to leave oak leaves beneath oak trees.
T P
01:07:15
I'm very interested in Matt's thoughts on clover lawns. I've read about them, but I don't know if they're realistic. (See, e.g., https://www.treehugger.com/reasons-plant-clover-lawn-4858641)
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
01:08:31
I’m interested in putting in some fruit and berry plants (blueberries and hazel nut trees)…would I need grass underneath them or what would I put? Also a fig tree
Stephen McMillian
01:10:16
How often should a lawn be aerated
Lauren Nyland
01:10:26
I got a blend at Home Depot in Durham
Shannon Mills
01:10:47
Would a fescue clover blend do ok with less sunlight?
Susannah Goldston
01:11:58
Chatham Solid Waste & Recycling is clearing out last year's mulch and said that they are not charging their usual fee to load. Wednesday mornings 7-noon https://www.chathamcountync.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/35159/15?backlist=%2fservices%2fsolid-waste-recycling Call ahead to confirm
Lindsay Orozco
01:12:26
Our "turf" area is primarily plantain and dutch white clover in partial shade. Easily managed with a reel mower.
Judy Harrelson
01:12:47
great, thanks Lindsay
Betsy Kraus
01:12:54
QR codes are working very nicely
Kathy Morris
01:16:22
What specific soil prep do you recommend for a meadow being placed on a new (bare) site?
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
01:16:53
I have a lot of shade on my property…what are good plants for semi shade?
Debbie Roos
01:17:16
I have other seed suppliers listed on my website for appropriate seed mixes for native NC species https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/2021-Top-25-Pollinator-Plants-1.pdf?fwd=no
Portia McCracken
01:17:18
I'm in Guilford County. Does your native plant source also serve other counties?
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
01:17:24
Ah! Great timing
Jen Slajus
01:20:57
Can you advise how to control voles in shady leafy/mulched natural areas? I've eliminated most of my grass in favor of native perennials and shrubs, but the voles are running amok.
Shannon Mills
01:22:34
Bugleweed is a great low growing groundcover, too.
Leslie Fiddler
01:23:17
Sorry but bugle weed spread uncontrollably.
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
01:24:28
Anybody else need a bathroom break….?
D. D. Gamble
01:24:43
yes
Allison Weakley
01:25:09
Bugleweed (Ajuga reptans) is on the NC invasive plant list published by the NC Native Plant Society. https://ncwildflower.org/invasive-exotic-species-list/
Margaret Sands
01:26:19
We can take a break between speakers
Pamela Jessup
01:26:20
How can we control Japanese stiltgrass which is overtaking our wooded non lawn areas. worried it is choking out the native groundcover plants
ellen pearson
01:26:30
Can’t resist telling about mowing practice seen in Delhi India at a local monument — fort or something. Two draft steers pulling big reel mower. Cuttings tossed into basket behind. At break, steers snacked on grass clippings out of the basket. Nice, huh?
Shannon Mills
01:27:20
Bummer! I had no idea about bugleweed’s thug habits, it has been very well behaved in our shade garden.
ellen pearson
01:27:20
Ditto question on stilt grass. Help!
Kathy Morris
01:28:24
RIver oats will take over your world! Taken years to eradicate it where we didn't want it.
B Crews
01:30:07
I planted River Oats in a large pot and it has been doing well It can be the "thriller" :)
Jen Slajus
01:30:16
LOVE the Plant Toolbox! Use it daily.
Anne Sheffield
01:31:28
Great presentation, Matt!!
Pam Schwingl
01:31:40
could you please show the resources slide again?
Brandy Oldham
01:31:49
You are awesome Matt!
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
01:32:09
Matt’s email went by too fast
Stacey Donelan
01:32:21
Thanks, Matt! Great (and hilarious) as usual.
Debbie Roos
01:32:26
matt_jones@ncsu.edu
Debbie Roos
01:33:01
https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/
Portia McCracken
01:33:02
snakes are our friends, even the venomous one. learn about them, please.
Shannon Windmeyer
01:33:08
Any plants that can thrive in northwest side of a building that leans towards damp, but gets intense afternoon sun?
D. D. Gamble
01:33:29
how about woods violets?
Shannon Windmeyer
01:34:19
D.D. was that for me?
Candice Bermudez
01:35:13
Best way to remove Poke weed on a slippery slope?
marguerite strand
01:35:51
pine straw is also highly combustible and best around trees not beds against buildings
Ana Peterson
01:36:32
Snakes are great!!! I have a few in my front yard. And backyard. I have 4 dogs, 2 very small ones. At first I was scared. But they cerainly keep the our snake friends away from the backyard. After 6 years in NC, I now totally embrace our snake friends. I grew up in a big city in Brasil, never seen snakes before in my life. Except once on vacation on the fields by the beach. So, it is new to me, but I kept an open mind. Now I love to have them in my yard.
Debbie Roos
01:37:46
https://gardenprofessors.com/
Stephen McMillian
01:38:15
What about mole issues
marguerite strand
01:38:42
my issue isn't voles, but moles are tearing up the lawn and field
Thomas Wicker
01:40:02
I have plenty of moles all over my (small) lawn, and this year they’ve been particularly present. I’m assuming they’re helping aerate the area … free aeration!
Jean McAnulty
01:41:04
What's the best way to eradicate Virginia Buttonweed from our lawn?
Portia McCracken
01:42:04
My lawn is gradually succumbing to wild violets--some are huge!
Matt Jones
01:43:45
Extension Gardener Handbook: https://go.ncsu.edu/eg-handbook
Matt Jones
01:44:07
Organic Lawn Care Guide https://go.ncsu.edu/organic-lawns
Matt Jones
01:44:30
Plant Toolbox: https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/
Matt Jones
01:45:12
Tall Fescue Lawn Maintenance Calendar: https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/tall-fescue-lawn-maintenance-calendar
Debbie Roos
01:46:39
Great job Matt, thanks!
Portia McCracken
01:49:10
What does the meadow look like in winter?
Stacey Donelan
01:50:33
glyphosate?!😨
Sammy Bauer
01:53:30
Look at all that texture!
Norma Kessler
01:54:22
It’s lovely
Kathy Morris
01:54:29
Prairie Nursery's now-mow just didn't do well here. Loved the idea.
Debbie Roos
01:54:32
I have many excellent fact sheets linked on my website here:
Debbie Roos
01:54:37
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-pollinatorlinks/
Debbie Roos
01:55:20
And Xerces has a great publication on establishing meadows from seed: https://www.xerces.org/publications/guidelines/establishing-pollinator-meadows-from-seed
Mike Hansen
01:58:01
Since 2017 we've been converting a 1.25 acre hayfield (basically a big lawn) into a food & medicine forest, we now have 150 species of shrubs, trees, wild flowers, many of them native. 40% of plants provide food and medicine and materials for tools. Biodiversity of birds and insects etc has increased dramatically. Native Wild Plum is doing especially well
Ana Peterson
01:58:21
Hey Debb, is the recording going to be available afterwards? Thanks!
Margaret Sands
01:59:49
Yes! We will send it out to registrants
Wanda Hill
02:01:44
If you click on the 3 dots inside the circle at the bottom, will it give you the Presenter View option?
Meg Wolfe-Roberts
02:02:40
What was the pesticide Debbie uses?
Susan Samuelson
02:02:59
please recommend fire ant treatment
Judith Smith
02:10:59
what tree large shrub would recommend for a mostly full sun pollinator area as a focal point? was thinking about oak leaf hydrangea or similar
Ana Peterson
02:17:05
I love spiders too Debbie!
Barbara Driscoll
02:20:50
Lovely photos Debbie
Noah Robbins
02:25:24
do you have trouble from those pesky orange aphids on milk weed, got any ideas on control?
Shannon Windmeyer
02:25:42
The photos are all fantastic
Shannon Windmeyer
02:28:47
Is poke weed something that you pull out?
Debbie Roos
02:29:34
Link to my upcoming webinar: https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/2021/10/register-now-for-creating-wildlife-habitat-with-native-plants-webinar/
Debbie Roos
02:30:04
Link to my pollinator garden website: https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/growingsmallfarms-pollinatorgarden/
Anne Sheffield
02:30:37
Kudos, Debbie! Great presentation, spectacular photos -- you're amazing!
Shannon Mills
02:31:08
Fantastic photos, beautiful variety, texture abounding and probably Piet Ouldof approved! Thank you for this beautiful presentation!
Leslie Fiddler
02:32:38
I find that poke weed adds an interesting layer over boxwoods
Noah Robbins
02:33:21
my milkweed over run with the aphids, degraded the plant. Lady bug larvae hardly touch them.
Portia McCracken
02:33:32
Debbie is an Ag Superagent!(I also believe she's a Green Witch, but not sure she approves of that moniker)😍
Barbara Driscoll
02:33:36
predator insects are a sign of a very healthy garden. Insects feed insects
Stacey Donelan
02:34:40
Wonderful photos and presentation, Debbie! Thanks!
Kathy Shipp
02:34:42
What about deer eating this or similar gardens?
Catherine Bollinger
02:35:29
Chatham County is blessed with some of the best agricultural extension agents in NC, including Debbie and Matt!
Shannon Windmeyer
02:36:05
Margaret, you are a great moderator
Portia McCracken
02:36:28
Today was my first introduction to Matt. He is indeed wonderful.
Noah Robbins
02:37:18
Fantastic! Thanks much!
Ana Peterson
02:37:18
Great!
Portia McCracken
02:38:21
You outdid yourself today, Debbie. Fantastic presentation!
Portia McCracken
02:38:56
How about Green Wizard?
Hannah Swartz
02:39:00
Great information everyone, thank you!
Candice Bermudez
02:39:18
Thank you very much!
Shannon Windmeyer
02:39:20
Thank you for this presentation.
Barbara Driscoll
02:39:24
Thank you Margaret for doing a wonderful job moderating.
Stacey Donelan
02:39:32
👏👏👏👏👏 Thanks everyone!!!
Norma Kessler
02:39:34
Thank You so much for all the wonderful info
Ana Peterson
02:39:35
Thank you very much
Portia McCracken
02:39:36
😍
Ana Peterson
02:39:41
🙏