Lawn and Garden

August 16, 2022
Tomato Trouble
Growing tomatoes can have a fair amount of problems especially when there has been excessive hot weather. Nebraska Extension Associate Educator Scott Evans talks about tomato care during hot, dry weather. MP3
https://youtu.be/6ma4tpCxmLE

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August 15, 2022
Plant a Fall Garden
Planting a fall garden is a great way to make use of your vegetable garden after harvest. Nebraska Extension Educator Elizabeth Exstrom says now is a good time to get started. MP3
https://youtu.be/ReXb-TvHYek

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Thursday August 11, 2022
Goldenrod
Homeowners looking to plant native ornamentals that benefit pollinators should consider the state flower of Nebraska, goldenrod. Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum talks about the benefits of goldenrod and gives a few tips for selection.MP3
https://plantnebraska.org/

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Wednesday August 10, 2022
Home Garden Cover Crops
Good soil is the key to successful home gardening. Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James talks about soil health after harvest.MP3
https://youtu.be/YR2Nb06djeE

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Monday August 8, 2022
Squash Vine Borers
Squash vine borers can be a serious problem this time of year for many home gardeners. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about what to look for and how you can manage them.MP3
https://youtu.be/lC1v6VN19lc

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Friday July 29, 2022
Managing Nutsedge in Home Lawns
Yellow, tall, funny looking grass in your home lawn means you may have the hard to control weed called nutsedge. University of Nebraska Tufgrass Research Manager Matt Sousec offers a few tips to help control this nuisance weed.MP3
https://youtu.be/OImhfxh0bWs

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Wednesday July 20, 2022
Herbicide Drift
Herbicidal drift is a serious problem especially during the hot summer months. Nebraska Extension Specialist Roch Gaussoin talks about how drift occurs and how to avoid doing it around your home. MP3
https://youtu.be/ZP4mYhSYHs4

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Tuesday July 19, 2022
Oak Tree Issues
Oak trees thrive in Nebraska’s climate. They very rarely have any disease or insect pest issues, but David Olson from the Nebraska Forest Service says there are a few things to keep an eye out for. MP3
https://youtu.be/dV2ph1qpWhs

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Monday July 18, 2022
Japanese Beetles
Japanese beetles have started to show up in serious numbers around homes, especially in eastern Nebraska. Extension Entomologist Jody Green talks about several things you can do to help manage Japanese beetles and hopefully try to keep them from eating everything. MP3
https://youtu.be/73MNP_-I0jA

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Tuesday July 12, 2022
The Importance of Mulch
Organic mulch is key to having a healthy landscape and garden. UNL Director of Landscape Operations Jeff Culbertson talks about the different types of mulch and why they are beneficial to home plants and soil. MP3
https://droughtresources.unl.edu/mulch-101

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Tuesday June 28, 2022
Summer Turf Don’ts
We all know we have to water, mow and keep the weeds down in order for our front lawn to be green and growing. But Extension Turfgrass Specialist Roch Gaussoin says there are things you shouldn’t be doing during the hot summer months. MP3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgaymwoWX_c

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Monday June 27, 2022
Landscape Hail Damage
Severe weather and hail damage can cause havoc with home landscape plants and vegetable gardens. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans says give your plants some time to recover. MP3
https://youtu.be/vIeA731LQg8

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Thursday June 23, 2022
Summer Turf Tips
Everyone loves a lush green lawn. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Roch Gaussoin gives us some timely tips for managing your summer turf. MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/turf-lawns

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June 15, 2022
Growing Asparagus
One tasty vegetable out of the garden is asparagus. Nebraska Extension Educator Kathleen Cue offers some tips to growing it. MP3
https://youtu.be/6ZR9AY7pI8k

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June 10, 2022
What To Do With Grass Clippings?
Grass clippings can be used in multiple ways around your home landscape. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about using clippings in mulch and compost. MP3
https://youtu.be/Yf-dXhJ-IgE

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June 6, 2022
Aphid Management
Aphids aren’t much of a pest of home landscape plants…until they are. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Kait Chapman talks about managing aphids around your home.MP3
https://youtu.be/TcJgOqdTeQg

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Thursday June 2, 2022
Landscape Soil Moisture
Knowing what plants need water, and how much on a weekly basis will help homeowners keep plants growing all summer long. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about how to properly water plants around your home.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/landscapewater

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Tuesday May 31, 2022
Galls in the Landscape
Galls are structures made up of plant tissue, forming in response to the saliva of mites or small insects as they feed. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green says most part, gall formation on leaves is of little concern, while those affecting the twigs, branches and stems merit closer monitoring.MP3
https://youtu.be/TK-vFXVxGGg

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Monday May 16, 2022
Avoiding Diseases on New Trees
There's a lot you can do to keep pests and diseases at bay when planting new trees around your home landscape. University of Nebraska Plant Pathology Department Head Loren Gielser says, you’ll want to pay particular attention to disease resistant varieties when purchasing a tree.MP3
https://youtu.be/I1IqaI2TIO8

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Wednesday May 18, 2022
Water for Gardens
Keeping your vegetable garden well watered is critical to a good harvest in the fall. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about good watering practices for your home garden.MP3
https://youtu.be/7Zjuqzn9PTs

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Friday May 20, 2022
Keeping Rabbits Out of Your Home Landscape
Rabbits can, and will, eat just about any tender plant, so they are naturally drawn in by home gardens. Nebraska Extension Wildlife Specialist Dennis Ferraro offers a few tips to control rabbits in your home landscape.MP3
https://youtu.be/xmTFhYWPvAo

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Friday May 13, 2022
Controlling Bagworms
If you’re noticing small cone like structures in your shrubs and trees this spring, you might have bagworms. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jody Green says now is the perfect time to scout around and destroy the bags before a bigger problem emerges in the spring.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-infographic-battling-bagworms-in-your-landscape.pdf

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Thursday May 5, 2022
Growing Strawberries
There are many types of strawberries that do well in Nebraska. Extension Educator Kathleen Cue talks about strawberry varieties and how to grow them.MP3
https://youtu.be/Rk48HulKsPU

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