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My Azaela has turned a yellow color. I don’t believe it’s ever turned this color in the fall/ winter. It doesn’t appear to be chlorosis.

Jefferson County KY azaleas Posted 15 days ago

swarms question

At sunset (and around lights when it's dark) there are huge swarms of winged insects lately in Louisville. Hoping they're not termites; worried they might be.

Jefferson County KY insect identification Posted 15 days ago

Small bat

I found a bat on sidewalk in 15degree weather. We had an 1 1/2 snowfall. I brought it inside since it was alive and kept it warm. It is moving around and put banana in cage but have not seen it eat. It is 38 today so can i let it loose in woods?

Jefferson County KY bats Posted 28 days ago

New Sod filled with Weeds

Hello, this is my first time living in a house (new construction) with sod. I believed we were doing all right things by watering daily and pulling weeds. However, my yard is now overcome with weeds. We haven’t even lived in the house 3 months, and I’m wondering if I should contact the builder? Or should I start from scratch? Can what’s there be revived? See attached. HELP!

Jefferson County KY lawns and turf weed control Posted 30 days ago

What kind of spider is this

I found it Crawling on me.

Jefferson County KY Posted about 1 month ago


Hello. I am considering beekeeping as a backyard hobby starting this coming spring, and I wondered if there was any sort of registration for apiaries in Jefferson County? Also, do you have someone on the Extension staff who is familiar with beekeeping and could make recommendations on hive types, best bee species in our area, and the best blend of flowers to grow in my yard? Thanks, Jerry Anderson

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted about 1 month ago


What species of tree is in the front yard of my new (to me) home? Is it healthy enough to keep? One garden person said it was a Silver Maple and should go. Another garden person said it was a Red Maple and should stay. Still another garden person said it was dying and he should cut it down for me when all the leaves had fallen off. Can I bring a leafed small branch to you? Maybe you or someone you know can identify this tree? Thank you, Chris Helm

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted about 1 month ago

White fuzz on ornamental peach tree

There is a fuzzy substance that has appeared on several limbs of my ornamental peach tree. I am trying to figure out what it is and how to treat. I have attached two pictures - one of the limb and one of what the fuzz looks like when I remove it.

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted 2 months ago

Arborvitaes need help!

We have a row of 11 arborvitaes in our yard. They are 9 years old and 6 feet tall. Our neighbor hates our trees and has let us know. He recently power washed his fence drenching the 5 that are in front of his fence. Shortly after those turned completely brown while the rest are still green and beautiful. I believe he must have used a cleaner. Is there any hope for them? I have attached a photo.

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted 2 months ago

Do you know what this is?

We were cleaning out our very unfinished basement and came upon this growth in an area we have likely not accessed for years. The concrete is crumbling away and this has grown. It definitely has not always been present. We have not yet abated it and are curious what it may be and how cautious we should be when removing. Fungi of some sort?

Jefferson County Kentucky Posted 2 months ago