Lawn and Garden

Thursday August 29, 2019
Saving Garden Vegetable Seeds
Growing your own food is satisfying, and if you find something you like, there’s a chance you can save the seed for next year’s crop. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about the do’s and don’ts for saving seed.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/burt/saving-seeds/

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Tuesday August 20, 2019
Fall Garden Cleanup
With harvest time in the home garden upon us, Nebraska Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick says to not forget sanitation. Clearing your garden space will help control any disease issues for next season’s crops.MP3
https://youtu.be/nv7ABAKdLP8

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Friday August 16, 2019
Home Garden Drip Irrigation
Drip irrigation in the home landscape can be a big water saver. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about how homeowners can switch from traditional hose and sprinklers to drip irrigation.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/article/lawns-gardens-landscapes/water-wise-home-gardens-–-reducing-water-usage-and-irrigating

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Tuesday August 13, 2019
Extending Gardening Season
Gardening doesn’t have to stop when your spring planted produce is harvested. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about how you can extend the gardening season and have fresh vegetables throughout the fall.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2013/FallGarden.shtml

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Monday August 12, 2019
Planting Fall Bulbs
Tulips and other bulb flowers are a classic sign that spring has arrived. But in order to have that early color in your home landscape, you’ll need to start thinking about planting them soon. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd talks about how planting timing is very important when it comes to bulbs.MP3
https://youtu.be/rkBZ6ZA39v0

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Friday August 2, 2019
Vine Weeds
Vine weeds can be extremely difficult to control in the home landscape. Univerisity of Nebraska Assistant Professor of Practice, Christian Elowsky talks about a few of the more common non-woody vines and how to control them.MP3
https://youtu.be/M9EveABchCo

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Wednesday July 24, 2019
Planning a Fall Garden
As vegetable gardens mature, it’s time to start thinking about a fall garden. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says it’s a good idea to think about extending the season as your spring produce is harvested. MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/fall-gardening

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Monday July 22, 2019
Japanese Beetles in the Home Landscape
Japanese beetles seem to be everywhere in our home landscapes and gardens, especially in eastern Nebraska. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson discusses control strategies for these invasive insects.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/japanese-beetle

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Tuesday July 16, 2019
Home Landscapes On Vacation
Vacation time means taking time off to enjoy some rest and relaxation. The last thing you want to worry about is what's happening back home. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about a few tips to help keep your home landscape plants from wilting away while you're on vacation.MP3
https://water.unl.edu/landscapewater/previous-timely-tips

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Monday July 15, 2019
Yellow Nutsedge Control
If you're noticing little patches of off color grass in your yard, you probably have yellow nutsedge creeping in. UNL Turfgrass Research Manager Matt Sousek talks about how to identify nutsedge and what you can do to manage it. MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/battling-yellow-nutsedge

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Tuesday July 9, 2019
Scale Insect Control
Scale insects can do a lot of damage to woody landscape plants and trees. Nebraska Extension Entomologists Jonathan Larson & Jody Green talk about how to effectively control scale insects. MP3
https://youtu.be/qQYI_VadErc

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Tuesday June 11, 2019
Hail Damaged Landscape Plants
If your landscape plants have a few holes in them from recent hail storms, Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans says a little patience goes a long way in helping them recover.MP3
https://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/extension/hort-update/Hail

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Tuesday June 4, 2019
Asparagus
A relatively easy plant to grow in your garden is Asparagus. Nebraska Extension Educator Kathleen Cue talks about how to get started and hot to keep your asparagus coming back for years.MP3
https://youtu.be/6ZR9AY7pI8k

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Friday May 31, 2019
What to do with Grass Clippings?
Mulching your grass clippings is a great way to recycle and feed your lawn at the same time. But if you still bag your clippings, Nebraska Extension Educator Scott Evans says you can utilize them in other ways like adding mulch around the garden or putting them in the compost bin.MP3
https://youtu.be/-ZtkFsOZ4wE

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Monday May 27, 2019
White Grubs
Spongy and off color turf could mean you’ve got some uninvited guests under your turfgrass. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about white grubs and what you can do about them.MP3
https://entomology.unl.edu/turfent/documnts/wgmanagement

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Friday May 24, 2019
Earthworms
Generally speaking earthworms are beneficial for your home soil. Their feeding habits and tunneling can actually improve your soil. However, they can become a nuisance if their population swells. Nebraska Extension Entomologist Jonathan Larson talks about earthworms and what you can do if there are simply too many of them.MP3
https://cropwatch.unl.edu/2019/managing-loose-cornstalks

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Wednesday May 22, 2019
Relieving The Stress And Strain Of Gardening
Gardening involves some physical labor according to Aaron Yoder of UNMC Associate Professor of Ergonomic, Agricultural and Occupational Health. Tasks include shoveling soil, raking and hoeing weeds. Avoiding injuries, stress and straining your body can be as simple as using a few ergonomic tools.MP3
https://youtu.be/8RMYsil-Bp0

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Tuesday May 14, 2019
Trellis Gardening
Homeowners and gardeners will soon be getting plants into the ground. If you’re planting indeterminate tomatoes, you’ll need some sort of support for them. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter talks about trellising for tomatoes and other vegetables that need support.MP3
https://unlcms.unl.edu/ianr/extension/hort-update/Intensive

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Friday May 10, 2019
Pollinator Food
Most homeowners want to kill all the dandelions in their lawn. But Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about why you might consider keeping a few of them around.MP3
https://youtu.be/P8U61jtBsp8

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Wednesday May 8, 2019
Winter Landscape Damage
Winter damage can be fatal to some home landscape plants. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd wants you to take a few minutes to scout out your plants and be patient with them as they start to grow this spring.MP3
https://youtu.be/iIgBXFYZHwQ

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Monday May 6, 2019
Spring Rose Care
Roses bring color and texture to any home landscape. If you want vibrant and healthy roses throughout the growing season Jeff Culbertson, UNL Assistant Director of University Landscape Operations says you’re going to have to do a little clean up this spring.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/platte/Rose%20FAQs.pdf

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Wednesday April 24, 2019
Salty Soil Problems
If you have trouble growing grass on the edges of your turf, you might have a salt problem. This can occur if salty water melts off your driveway in the winter. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass Specialist Bill Kreuser talks about how to remedy the situation.MP3
https://turf.unl.edu/NebGuides/g2265.pdf

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Thursday April 18, 2019
Small Space Gardening
If you are short on space in your backyard, but you really want a flower or vegetable garden, you still have options. John Porter, Nebraska Extension Educator, tells us about various ways you can maximize the space you do have and still have a wonderful garden.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2016/smallgardenspace.shtml

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