Lawn and Garden

Thursday February 28, 2019
Pesticide Drift
Pesticide applicators must be aware of drift and reduce the chance for off-target movement. Off-target drift can damage sensitive crops, trees, and shrubs. Nebraska Extension Pesticide Application Technology Specialist Greg Kruger says pesticide drift is a serious issue on farms, but says home gardeners also need to be cautious when applying pesticides.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2016/unl-pest-management-guide-—-key-tool-pesticide-application

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Monday February 18, 2019
Promoting Pollinators
Insect pollinators perform and important job around our homes. Nebraska Extension Educator Judy Wu-Smart says there are plenty of plants homeowners can try to help pollinators thrive and keep our flowers, fruits and vegetables pollinated. MP3
https://entomology.unl.edu/pollinator-habitat-certification

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Thursday February 14, 2019
Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Program
The Nebraska Master Gardener program is a horticulture related volunteer training program based in many counties throughout the state. Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James says Master Gardener training sessions will start in mid February and early March.MP3
https://mastergardener.unl.edu

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Wednesday February 13, 2019
Garden Planning
It might be cold outside but Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says it’s time to start thinking about your garden. Getting started with a good plan and keeping notes from year to year will help your garden thrive each growing season.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/mastergardener/resources/Vegetable%20Gardening%20-%202up.pdf

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Tuesday January 29, 2019
Edible Landscape
Growing your own food has become a major trend for homeowners in the past decade. Most people think of a vegetable garden when you say ‘growing your own food,’ But Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum says there are plenty of other things you can grow around your home to eat.MP3
https://plantnebraska.org

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Monday January 28, 2019
Turf in Snow
Homeowners are always concerned about keeping their turfgrass green and lush, which doesn’t mean much this time of year. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser talks about a few winter tips to help avoid turf problems this spring.MP3
https://turf.unl.edu/TurfAdvice/Cool-season%20lawn%20calendar.pdf

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Wednesday January 23, 2019
New Homeowner’s Landscape Inventory
New homeowners might struggle to figure out how to take care of their landscapes. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd says taking an inventory of the existing landscape is the first step towards making an outdoor living space beautiful and healthy.MP3
http://byf.unl.edu

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Monday January 21, 2019
Pet Friendly Gardening
A pet friendly home landscape means homeowners will need to practice some common sense and read pesticide labels carefully. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferarro says most homes will need to care for their dogs and cats, but safe pesticide handling also extends to homes that have ponds with fish and turtles.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/dog-friendly-landscapes

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Monday January 14, 2019
Lifestyle Gardening
Fans of the popular gardening show Backyard Farmer will want to tune into the winter partner show Lifestyle Gardening. Six new half hour programs will begin broadcasting on NET Saturday, January 19th at 10 am. Nebraska Extension Specialist Kim Todd says the winter gardening show will focus on tips to get ready for the upcoming gardening season.MP3
https://byf.unl.edu

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Thursday December 26, 2018
Holiday Plant Care
Every home during the holidays can benefit from a few plants to brighten the spirit of the season. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Kim Todd talks about the best indoor plants and how to keep them alive all year long.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2004/floweringholiday.shtml

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Friday December 7, 2018
Indoor House Plant Pests
Keeping your houseplants vibrant and thriving means you’ll have to check on them for common insect pests. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says you should inspect your plants regularly and offers a few tips to keep the bugs off of them.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2005/houseplantpests.shtml

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Wednesday December 5, 2018
Recycling Leafs
Jumping into a giant pile of freshly raked leafs is one way to enjoy yourself after a few hours of raking them up. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech tells us that there should be plenty of ways to use those leafs to benefit your landscape.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/stanton/the-benefits-of-fallen-leaves/

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Friday November 30, 2018
Salt, Snow and Turf
Snow brings ice and ice means salt on the roads and sidewalks, which can be catastrophic for your turfgrass. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser talks about how you can avoid damaging your turf with salt during the winter months.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2005/deicingsalt.shtml

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Tuesday November 27, 2018
Traditional Holiday Plant Origins
Ever wonder why we celebrate our winter holidays with plants? Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about the origins of some of our holiday traditions with plant material.MP3
https://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/extension/hort-update/mistletoe

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Monday November 26, 2018
Winter Tree Care
Caring for your trees during the cold winter months can ensure they thrive throughout the rest of the year. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech says they’re a few things you can do that will make a big difference next spring.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/gage/Trees%20Need%20Winter%20Water%20&%20Other%20Care.pdf

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Thursday November 22, 2018
Growing Sweet Potatoes
Another staple on Thanksgiving tables around the country are sweet potatoes. Nebraska Extension Educator Sarah Browning talks about how to grow sweet potatoes for thanksgiving dinner.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/sweet-potatoes-nebraska

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Friday October 5, 2018
Fall Broadleaf Weed Control in the Lawn
The fall is the best time to control broadleaf weeds in your turf. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about what kinds of weeds you’ll need to take care of and offers a few strategies for effective management.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/FallWeedControl.shtml

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Wednesday August 29, 2018
Bulbs
In order to have some beautiful spring blooming bulbs, gardeners need to start planting bulbs in the coming weeks. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about choosing the right plants and how to plant them.MP3
https://aafs.unl.edu/home

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Friday September 21, 2018
Saving Seeds
If you have success with growing things in your vegetable garden and would like to try the same produce again, you can try saving the seeds. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about the types of seeds that are savable and how to do it.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2008/saveseeds.shtml

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Thursday September 20, 2018
Dividing In The Fall
Some perennials will get old and outgrow their space. If you’ve got some ornamentals or grasses that are starting to decline or get too big, it’s time to divide them. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about what to divide, when and how to do it.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/cass/Dividing%20Perennials.pdf

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