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This is a collection about horticulture.

A Mouse in the House November 21, 2016

Filed under: Wildlife — Elizabeth Killinger @ 9:00 am

Holidays will be here soon and that means house guests might be coming.  Take a few steps now to make sure your ‘guests’ are the ones you want at your house, not the furry, unwelcome kind.

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Photo from Lancaster County Extension

 

Weeds, Leaves, & Turfgrass Needs October 31, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 9:10 am
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Leaves covering turfgrass. Photo courtesy http://lancaster.unl.edu.

Fall is good for more than just raking leaves and cooler nights.  Fall is actually one of the better times of the year to improve your turf.  Take advantage of these cooler temperatures and prepare your lawn for the coming spring.

Read more of this blog post at HuskerHort.com.

 

Cottonwood Park Tree Planting October 27, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 6:51 pm
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The planting crew

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the next best time is now.  Fall is great because you don’t have to worry quite so much about making sure there is adequate water because the ground will freeze soon and the deciduous trees are starting to go dormant and won’t use as much water compared to during the growing season.

The Village of Wolbach was the recipient of a 2016 ReTree Nebraska Grant which provided the Village with 10 trees.  On Saturday, October 22nd the trees were planted in Cottonwood Park in Wolbach with the help from several volunteers.

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Picking the Perfect Pumpkin October 17, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 9:15 am
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Behold… the Great Pumpkin

Picking the perfect pumpkin is an art.  Finding one with the perfect size and shape that can be turned into just the right jack-o-lantern is tougher than it sounds.  Whether its orange or white, finding that flawless pumpkin can be made a little easier with just a little assistance.

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Needle Know-How October 3, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 9:00 am
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Yellow inner needles

Autumn is officially here; cue the falling leaves, cool nights, and yellowing pine trees.  Knowing the cause of the discolored needles will help to know if it is nature taking its course or if it is a disease infecting your trees.

Read the full story at my HuskerHort Blog

 

Crickets, Spiders, & Boxelder Bugs… Oh My! September 19, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 4:05 pm
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Boxelder Bugs

Warm days and cool nights signal that fall is almost here.  The pumpkins are just about ready to be picked, the leaves will soon be in full color display and the wolf spiders and crickets will start migrating into the home.  Not exactly what you had in mind for a peaceful fall?  Find out how to start preparing now to keep these invaders from making themselves at home in your home.

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Don’t Throw in the Trowel on the Vegetable Garden September 7, 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — Elizabeth Killinger @ 2:33 pm
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Fall Vegetable Garden. Photo from hortupdate.unl.edu

While some gardeners are ready for the gardening season to be over, others are raring up for another round.  If you are one who isn’t quite ready to throw in the trowel, now is the ideal time to start thinking about that fall vegetable garden.

Read more at HuskerHort.com