Husker Hort

A Nebraska View of Horticulture


2 Comments

Asian Jumping Worms Will Have You Jumping… but not for joy.

jumping worm

Jumping worm adult with characteristic clitellum, which is light colored, flush with body, and encircles the entire body (Photo: J. Green)

Autumn is officially here. For many of us that means jumping for joy, for pumpkin spice latte, cozy sweaters, and cooler temperatures. There is another jumping thing that won’t bring as much joy into our lives as the lattes. Continue reading

Advertisements


Leave a comment

Precious Peonies

peonyflowers&buds

Cooler days signal the first signs autumn will be here before we know it.  If your peonies have seen better days, there are several tasks you can be doing now to ensure bountiful blooms next spring. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Ahhh… Its the Attack of the Japanese Beetle

japanesebeetlesoybean

Japanese Beetles on soybean plant, Photo by Roger Schmidt, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bugwood.org

They’re baaaaccck!!  That’s right, the Japanese beetles are back.  What exactly is a Japanese beetle and why should we be concerned?  Knowing a little bit about these tiny terrors will help keep your landscape from becoming their next meal. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Dollar Spot, Brown Patch & Summer Patch, Oh, My!

summer-patch1

Summer Patch disease

Fungus can be both a good and a bad thing.  Mushrooms on pizza are an example of good fungus. Fungus in lawns, on the other hand, are nearer the other end of the spectrum.  If your turf is looking a little thin and brown in spots; you are not alone.  Fungus and hot temperatures will wreak havoc on lawns this year, but there is still time to make your lawn look full and lush for this fall. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Don’t Get Lost in Cyberspace

home-office-336373_1920 (1)

Research it before you apply it. Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Without a doubt the interest in gardening and landscaping has been on the rise for many years. In order to find information on how to garden in the past, you had to know who to ask or what book to look in. Today the places to find information are endless. Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and the internet all have gardening information that is easily shared among friends and followers alike. Sometimes these ideas are tried and true while others are more “too good to be true.” I might not be the first to say it, but you can’t believe everything you read on the internet. Continue reading


Leave a comment

Growing Safe Produce Following a Flood

paprika-671838_640 (1)

Use extra precaution to ensure safe vegetables this season. Image by Pezibear from Pixabay

We have been through a lot this spring.  We have had blizzards, floods, and everything in-between for weather including two bomb cyclones. It isn’t even May yet.  Now that the worst is over, we hope, find out what you need to do to have safe vegetables from your garden to eat this year. Continue reading