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Over the Fence

Where gardeners come to find out what's happening out in the yard.

Rain and Cool Weather Really Makes the Lawn Grow

Posted by Richard Hentschel -

Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator With all the cooler temperatures and frequent rains over the last week, the lawn is really growing rapidly right now. Kentucky bluegrass lawns really prefer this kind of weather. This is good for the lawn as it can quickly fill in the bare spots and begin to thicken up from last season's drought. It is always easier to...

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Garden Weed Control

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Garden weeds can be a challenge whether they are in the vegetable garden or flower beds. In the vegetable garden we think about hoeing or using your favorite garden cultivating tool to rid the soil of those newly emerging weeds. Those weeds come out so easily if we can get to them as just a seedling and no older. If th...

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Emerald Ash Borer in the Fox Valley

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator Now that spring is well underway and all of our trees have begun to grow, it is pretty clear as you look around your neighborhoods, that ash trees are really suffering the impact of the Emerald Ash Borers. Our locust trees are some of the slowest to leaf out and those are showing good signs of growth, but not any heavi...

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Flooded Garden Soils and Rain Barrels

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Down the Garden Path Richard Hentschel, Extensi...

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