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A Nebraska View of Horticulture


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Leaves, Weeds, & Turfgrass Needs

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Leaves covering turfgrass. Photo courtesy http://lancaster.unl.edu.

Fall is good for more than just raking leaves and cooler nights.  Fall is actually one of the better times of the year to improve your turf.  Take advantage of these cooler temperatures and prepare your lawn for the coming spring. Continue reading

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Spooky Looking Plants

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Powdery Mildew on lilac

Spooky looking plants have been sighted all across Central Nebraska.  Ghostly white peonies and lilac aren’t possessed, they are infected.  Find out what is causing this whitish cast to many favorite landscape plants.

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Grubs

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Different species of grubs.

Happy Summer!  June 20th marked the start of the summer season.  Summer means a good time for cookouts, picnics, swimming, and grub control.  Not exactly what you had in mind for summer fun?  Knowing the pest and its habits can help keep you from spending all of your summer fun time dealing with grubs.

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The War on Turf Weeds

The saying, “Timing is everything,” could never be more true. Proper timing of herbicide applications can not only save you the frustration of having a lawn full of weeds, but it can also lead to better control of those pesky plants. Properly identifying the weed and knowing its growth habit is helpful in knowing if or when is the best time to apply herbicides for the best results. Continue reading


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Got Yellow Grass Instead of Bluegrass?

Off-colored Kentucky Bluegrass

Off-colored Kentucky Bluegrass

Timely rains this year may have kept many from running their irrigation systems, but they could have also done much more than that. Moisture has kept many lawns from going dormant and heavy rains are most likely the reason for many the weeds in the turf and in some cases, its yellow appearance. Continue reading


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Grubs- Turf’s Summer Problem

Different grubs side-by-side

Different grubs side-by-side

Happy Summer! June 21st marked the start of the summer season. Summer means a good time for cookouts, picnics, swimming, and grub control. Not exactly what you had in mind for summer fun? Knowing the pest and its habits can help keep you from spending all of your summer fun time dealing with grubs. Continue reading


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The War on Weeds

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Dandelions

Spring has officially sprung. The crabapples and flowering pears are in full bloom. Tulips and daffodils are starting their flower show. Henbit and dandelions are looking gorgeous. Are the last two not quite the kinds of spring flowers you want in your landscape? If so, there are some things you can do. The key to knowing what to do when depends on the weed, but it all comes down to proper identification of the enemy and its life cycle. Continue reading