Lawn and Garden

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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Monday September 17, 2018
Indoor Plant Selections
As the gardening season winds down, it’s time to think about houseplants. Backyard Farmer host Kim Todd has a few selection ideas that will brighten up your home this winter.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/houseplants.shtml

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Wednesday August 22, 2018
Edible Landscapes
A vegetable garden in your backyard is a great way to grow your own food. But many people stop there when there are other opportunities to grow other edibles like fruits, nuts and berries with landscape plants. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says homeowners can benefit greatly from having an edible landscape.MP3
https://youtu.be/hJR1_zqtUd4

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Thursday August 23, 2018
Fall Gardening
Most gardeners are busy harvesting their spring planted crops during this time of year. According to Nebraska Extension Educator Elizabeth Killinger, your gardening doesn’t have to stop after this harvest. She suggests using the extra space for planting fall maturing vegetables.MP3
https://youtu.be/aoYg7ofnFd4

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Friday August 24, 2018
Fall Garden Sanitation
Many disease and insect pest problems throughout the growing season can be minimized by doing a few simple chores in the coming weeks. Nebraska Extension Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick says late summer and fall clean up is essential to keeping next season’s pest problems to a minimum.MP3
https://youtu.be/rlJNHa3qkt4

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Monday August 13, 2018
Home Garden Drip Irrigation
Finding ways to conserve water around your house during the hot summer days can be frustrating. Installing drip irrigation around your landscape beds is a much more efficient way to water your plants and it saves a lot of water. Jon Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/article/lawns-gardens-landscapes/water-wise-home-gardens-–-reducing-water-usage-and-irrigating

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Friday August 3, 2018
Home Landscapes On Vacation
If you’re planning a nice vacation, the last thing you want to do is come home to a brown landscape. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech has a few tips to keep in mind before you head out the door.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/landscapewater/previous-timely-tips

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Wednesday August 1, 2018
Chiggers
Chiggers are a common problem around home landscapes. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson says there are a few ways to keep them off of you and do away with the itch they leave behind.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/chiggers

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Monday July 30, 2018
Japanese Beetles in the Home Landscape
Homeowners in urban areas around the state are seeing some of their landscape being eaten away by an invasion of Japanese Beetles. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson offers a few tips to keep them under control.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/japanese-beetle

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Friday July 27, 2018
Fall Garden Planning
It's easy to forget that now is time to think about planting a fall vegetable garden. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says most cool-season vegetables grow as well, or better, in fall than those planted in spring.MP3
https://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/extension/hort-update/FallVegGarden

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Thursday July 26, 2018
Zoysia Grass
Most home lawns are made up of warm season grasses like Kentucky Bluegrass and Tall Fescue. An alternative to those high-input grasses are cool season grasses like zoysia grass. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser discusses the benefits and challenges of a zoysia grass lawn.MP3
https://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/extension/hort-update/zoysiagrass

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Tuesday July 24, 2018
New Buffalograss Varieties
New varieties of buffalograss are being bred and tested at the University of Nebraska. Keenan Amundsen, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, Associate Professor of Agronomy-Horticulture says these new varieties are aimed at helping homeowners conserve water and decrease the amount of work it takes to enjoy a lush green lawn.MP3
https://turf.unl.edu/NebGuides/EstablishingBuffalograssTurfNE_g1946.pdf

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