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John Fulton
Former County Extension Director

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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis


Posted by John Fulton -

  • Mow the grass as it is needed. Try to remove no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade to do away with catching or raking grass.
  • Broadleaf control is just around the corner for many weeds. Look at early May for control.
  • Grub control is largely unsuccessful in the spring because of large grub size and a short life cycle. Look to August and September for grub control.
  • Moles are active, but controlling the grubs won't help much now. Look to a noose or scissor trap, or one of the soft baits with poison for control. We actually have a couple of traps for "rent" this year.
  • The average last killing frost date is about May 5 for our area, and many gardening charts use May 10 for planting tender crops in our area.

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