Lawn and Garden

Friday April 15, 2021
Read The Label
Gardeners headed for the garden center to pick up pesticides and herbicides need to make sure they know what they are applying. It’s critical to read and follow all label instructions because it’s the law. Nebraska Extension Educator Sarah Browning talks about the importance of following all instructions on chemical pesticide products.MP3
https://youtu.be/M_xTmrLyoG0

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Thursday April 15, 2021
Pre-Emergent Timing Application
Homeowners this time of year want to know when they can put pre-emergent herbicides down to keep weeds like crabgrass from getting established. UNL Turfgrass Research Manager Matt Sousek talks about proper timing and application techniques.MP3
https://youtu.be/YV9BY2odW_U

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Wednesday April 14, 2021
Community Gardens
Having a piece of ground in your backyard is essential to growing a vegetable garden. But if you live in an apartment or don’t have much space in your yard might be a problem. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about community garden spaces that will allow you to install your own vegetable garden.MP3
https://mastergardener.unl.edu/best-practices-community-gardening-during-covid-19-support-gardeners

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Monday April 12, 2021
Spring Turf Tips
Getting your lawn off to a good start this spring might mean you need to let it be for the time being according to Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser. He says patience is the key to a good home lawn in the spring.MP3
https://youtu.be/_zTm0Pc8rEY

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Thursday April 8, 2021
2021 Garden Trends
Being creative around your home landscape includes trying new things. Nebraska Extension Specialist Kim Todd talks about garden trends for 2021.MP3
https://youtu.be/Qci1j6unBGE

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Tuesday April 6, 2021
Garden Supply and Demand
Thousands of new gardeners have flooded the market in demand for vegetable and landscape plants. Randy Wolf from Campbell’s nursery talks about the pandemic and its effect on supply and demand.MP3
https://youtube.com/c/backyardfarmer

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Wednesday March 31, 2021
Spring Lawn Mower Maintenance
It’s almost lawn mowing season, and your mower works hard to keep your grass ship-shape. John Fech, Nebraska Extension Educator says it’s easy to take this everyday workhorse for granted until something goes wrong.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/ce/resources/ce-lawn-care-in-eastern-nebraska.pdf

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Monday March 29, 2021
Spring Landscape Weeds
Warmer weather means pesky weeds will be popping up around your home landscape. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about what weeds you might see around this time of year and how to control them.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/thurston/henbit-ground-ivy-and-speedwell/

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Friday March 19, 2021
Early Gardening Preparation
Despite lingering winter weather conditions, it’s still possible and important to get started early on planting your spring vegetables. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says gardeners getting ready for the growing season need to pay special attention to frost dates in their area.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/garden/march.shtml

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Wednesday March 17, 2021
Late Winter Lawn Prep
Winter weather can leave your grass weak and hungry, especially after months of lying dormant under a blanket of ice and snow. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about waking your lawn up and getting it ready for the growing season.MP3
https://youtu.be/xL7HedmLWL0

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Thursday March 11, 2021
Pollinator Habitat
Honeybees are often thought of when it comes to pollination. It’s true they play a major part but Nebraska Extension Educator Judy Wu Smart says there are several other pollinating insects that need habitat and food in order to carry out their important job of pollination.MP3
https://youtu.be/UTBF6MVrkAY

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Friday March 5, 2021
Natural, Organic, Non-GMO
A lot of people are looking for what is considered a ‘natural’ or ‘organic’ products that they can use or plant around their homes. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says some of these words can be confusing and misleading.MP3
https://youtu.be/mFE4fGwSrzE

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Thursday March 4, 2021
Nebraska Pollinator Certification Program
The decline in pollinator populations could be a serious problem for crop production but there is a way you could help support these insects. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about the Pollinator Certification Program offered by Nebraska Extension.MP3
https://entomology.unl.edu/pollinator-habitat-certification

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Tuesday March 2, 2021
Snowdrops
The appearance of the first spring flowers is always a welcome sight that winter is over. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator MaryJane Frogge says one of the earliest flowers to appear are snowdrops which often emerging through the snow in March.MP3
https://youtu.be/rkBZ6ZA39v0

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Thursday February 25, 2021
Houseplant Care
Houseplants need special care and that’s even more true during the winter months. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about several key tips to keeping your houseplants alive and thriving.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/houseplants.shtml

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Wednesday February 24, 2021
Freeze and Snow Damage
Record cold temperatures and plenty of snow can cause serious damage to your home landscape. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about what to look for and tips for helping your plants make it to warmer temperatures in the spring.MP3
https://extensiontv.unl.edu/v/7192

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Monday February 22, 2021
Read the Label
There are hundreds of products on the shelves of garden centers, but which one is right for the issue you’re having in your home landscape? Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Roch Gaussoin says, carefully reading the label with help you make the right choice.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/roundup-lawns-familiar-herbicide-name-new-product-entirely-different

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Thursday February 18, 2021
Fruit Tree Pruning
Pruning your fruit trees now is a great way to help their productivity for upcoming growing season. Kimmel Orchard Former Operations Manager, Vaughn Hammond talks about some simple pruning techniques.MP3
https://youtu.be/lB3IyKs-zx0

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Tuesday February 9, 2021
Food Preservation Tips
There is a growing trend to plant and harvest vegetables from the home garden. Nebraska Extension Associate Nancy Urbanec says abundance from the summer garden leads us to think about canning and proper storage for our winter enjoyment.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/douglas-sarpy/pdfs/4-H/4h-resources-preservation-canning-flyer.pdf

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Friday January 29, 2021
Winter Fruit Pruning
runing your fruit trees in the winter is actually the best time to do it. Kimmel Orchard Manager Vaughn Hammond gives us some tips to pruning fruit trees this time of year.MP3
https://youtu.be/lHLbQTkHRt8

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Thursday January 28, 2021
Garden Planning
Gardeners with nothing to do this time of year will want to get a jumpstart on next season by doing a little planning. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says it’s a great time to plan out what and where you’re going to plant next season’s crops.MP3
https://youtu.be/Fa-zmL0-AiM

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Friday January 15, 2021
Lifestyle Gardening
Nebraska Extension will be helping gardeners get ready for the upcoming growing season with another series of programs called Lifestyle Gardening. Kim Todd, Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist says the program starts January 30th on NET and will be available on the Backyard Farmer YouTube Channel.MP3
https://www.youtube.com/c/backyardfarmer

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Friday January 8, 2021
Winter Garden Planning
A great garden all begins with great garden planning, and there is no better time to start planning than during the cold and dreary days of winter. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about putting together a check list to make sure your spring garden gets off to a great start.MP3
https://youtu.be/Fa-zmL0-AiM

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Wednesday January 6, 2021
Sunscald on Trees
Your newly planted trees might need some extra care this winter. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about how trees can be scalded on the bark and gives some tips to avoiding it.MP3
https://youtu.be/fdetX0t3jZI

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