Lawn and Garden

Monday December 13, 2021
Protecting Trees From Winter Sunscald
The freeze and thaw cycle throughout the winter months can be a real problem for trees, especially younger trees. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans talks about how homeowners can help their new trees survive the cold.MP3
https://youtu.be/hJZa9TXuEX0

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Friday December 3, 2021
Caring for Houseplants
As cold temperatures move into Nebraska, home gardeners begin to focus on caring for houseplants. Nebraska Extension Assistant Educator Scott Evans gives a few tips to keeping houseplants healthy.MP3
https://youtu.be/tdimWvKqC04

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Wednesday November 24, 2021
Winterizing Irrigation Equipment
As winter will soon be here, Nebraska Extension Educator Steve Melvin advises farmers to begin winterizing their irrigation equipment. MP3
https://marketjournal.unl.edu/november192021

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Thursday November 18, 2021
Dormant Tree Oil
An effective method of protecting fruit trees from overwintering pests and their eggs is spraying dormant oil. Nebraska Extension Educator Sarah Browning says applying dormant oil on fruit trees can help them come out in the spring healthier.MP3
https://youtu.be/FtpjLExGQjE

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Wednesday November 10, 2021
Fall and Winter Tree Care
Cold, dry and windy weather during the fall and winter can severely damage trees. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech says that’s especially true for younger or newly planted trees. He offers a few simple tips to help trees get through the colder and avoid common weather related damage.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/platte/Horticulture/Preparing%20Trees%20for%20Winter.pdf

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Thursday October 28, 2021
Home Pesticide Storage
Many homeowners have pesticides, fertilizers and other chemicals they’ve used over the growing season in their garages, sheds and home. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Turfgrass Research Manager Matt Sousec talks about storing them over the winter months safely.MP3
https://youtu.be/LhFPxWtnVjk

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Fall Garden Cleanup
After you’ve harvested your garden, the next important step is cleanup. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says fall cleanup will reduce insect and disease pests next season.MP3
https://youtu.be/GPHB52AV9B0

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Wednesday October 6, 2021
Fall Garden Notes
Most gardens have been harvested and it’s time for a few chores. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter says taking notes about your successes and failures is a smart way to prepare for your garden next season.MP3
https://studio.youtube.com/video/Fa-zmL0-AiM/edit

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Thursday September 30, 2021
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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Monday September 27, 2021
Landscape Inspection
After spring and summer’s growing season, fall brings new challenges to homeowners. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech talks about inspecting your landscape plants, take notes and fix problems before winter comes. MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/landscape-plants-0

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Thursday September 23, 2021
Leaving Leaves
Leaving some fall leaf litter is actually a good thing for your landscape beds. Bob Hendrickson from the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum says small amounts of leaves are great for your soil, pollinators and spring green up.MP3
https://plantnebraska.org/

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Tuesday September 14, 2021
Armyworms Infestation
If you’ve been noticing small brown marks around your patio furniture or other hardscape items in your backyard, you might be getting an infestation of armyworms. Nebraska Extension Urban Entomologist Jody Green talks about why we’re seeing so many armyworms this season.MP3
https://extension.unl.edu/statewide/thurston/garden-update-fall-armyworm/

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Thursday September 9, 2021
Turf Aeration
Your turfgrass needs to be aerated occasionally to help it grow, retain its vitality, and help eliminate the thatch layer. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Landscape Services Director Jeff Culbertson talks about the benefits of aeration.MP3
https://youtu.be/qlJBBRSU27U

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Tuesday September 7, 2021
Safe Home Pesticide Storage
As summer turns to fall, homeowners will need to make sure their pesticides are stored safely. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Turfgrass Research Manager Matt Sousec talks about how to keep pesticides, herbicides and insecticides safely stored during the fall and winter.MP3
https://youtu.be/LhFPxWtnVjk

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Friday September 3, 2021
Plant bulbs in the Fall for Spring Color
Fall is the time to plant your spring flowering bulbs. Nebraska Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd gives us some tips on choosing and planting to insure we have a colorful spring. MP3
https://youtu.be/fsPpkSgndFo

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Thursday September 2, 2021
Fall Garden Sanitation
Fall garden clean-up is an important step to help prevent disease and insect problems next spring. Nebraska Extension Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick says many plant pathogens are able to survive winter in gardens in infected leaves, flowers, branches, and fruit.MP3
https://youtu.be/rlJNHa3qkt4

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Tuesday August 31, 2021
Fall Tree Planting
As the saying goes, fall is for planting. Nebraska Extension Educator John Fech says planting trees this time of year will help them get established in your home landscape.MP3
https://youtu.be/PmOKJawjn0s

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Monday August 30, 2021
Exposed Roots in the Landscape
Some species of trees or even environmental problems can leave homeowners with a bumpy problem in their lawn. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Landscape Services Director Jeff Culbertson gives some tips on managing exposed roots.MP3
https://youtu.be/02TBzYzu2I0

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Friday August 27, 2021
Fall Home Landscape Tips
Keeping your home landscape thriving this time of year means homeowners will need to do a few chores. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Landscape Services Director Jeff Culbertson offers a few tips for trees, shrubs, ornamentals and turf.MP3
https://communityenvironment.unl.edu/early-fall-landscape

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Wednesday August 25, 2021
Fall Turf Tips
As the fall season is approaching, your turfgrass might need a little attention. University of Nebraska - Lincoln Turfgrass Research Manager Matt Sousec offers some tips to helping your turf get through the fall.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2004/seedinglawn.shtml

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Thursday August 19, 2021
Home Garden Cover Crops
Good soil is the key to successful home gardening and Nebraska Extension Educator Terri James talks about taking care of it after harvest. MP3
https://youtu.be/YR2Nb06djeE

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Friday August 13, 2021
Home Drip Irrigation
A good way to save water around your home landscape is to install drip irrigation. Nebraska Extension Educator John Porter, says this system can effectively water home gardens and ornamentals and uses 50% less water than conventional overhead irrigation.MP3
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/articles/2008/trickleirrigation.shtml

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Wednesday August 11, 2021
Pear Rust
Pear rust has become a problem for pear trees around the state. Nebraska Extension Plant Diagnostician Kyle Broderick talks about the symptoms and what you can do about it. MP3
https://youtu.be/sQh_YGRzAG0

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Monday August 9, 2021
Garden Cover Crops
The trending practice of planting cover crops to protect soil isn’t just for agricultural crops. Terri James, Nebraska Extension Educator says home gardeners can also adopt this practice to help enhance their garden soil.MP3
https://youtu.be/YR2Nb06djeE

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Thursday August 5, 2021
Herbicide Drift
Herbicidal drift is a serious problem especially during the hot summer months. Nebraska Extension Turfgrass 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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