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From The Ground Up

A lush, green lawn is a sight to behold. Many variables are involved in growing and maintaining grass, and water and fertilizer are among the most important components. Knowing how much water and fertilizer to apply and when to apply it can make a big difference in the appearance and health of a...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Prairie smoke   Native plants are a great addition to any landscape. They are adaptable, provide a wide diversity of color, bloom time, form and texture. And they benefit important pollinators and other insects and animals. As in all...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Lifecycle of the diamondback moth. Illustrator: Martha Sudderth   There are many common insects that show up each year in our vegetable gardens. While we have plenty of strategies to prevent these insects from eating our veggies, they are...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Let’s strive for no-pesticide landscapes in 2021!   We always advise using the strategies of integrated pest management (IPM) such as: planting the right plant in the right place, scouting and identifying pests, determining if damage is...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Plant herbs in groups: Nasturtium, Summerlong basil, rosemary, purple sage   My first gardening book was Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of  Herbs. With its broken spine and pages falling out, it is a well-used, well-loved tome of...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Japanese beetle (JB) (Popillia japonica) is an invasive species first detected in 1916 in New Jersey, after an accidental introduction. Since this initial detection, JB continued to move south and west, reaching the Midwest region in the...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu   Last year we introduced the idea of Nature In Place as a way to explore and deepen our connection to nature while keeping safe and staying home during the pandemic. More than a year later, we’re starting to see hopeful numbers:...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Our biweekly crop by crop prep series wraps up with some sweet and spicy pepper information.   Temperamental with temperatures   Peppers are notoriously picky plants that need a specific set of temperatures to grow and produce fruit...
Water features can make for relaxing and eye-catching additions to outdoor spaces. According to the online gardening resource Garden Know-How, a water feature is any landscape enhancement that uses water and other material to bring tranquility and beauty to a space. Thanks to their soothing sounds...
UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA EXTENSION - www.extension.umn.edu     Let's turn toward spring!   In an new episode of the Explore, Teach, Conserve podcast, host Nate Meyer talked with Gary Wyatt from Extension's Forestry Team and Julie Weisenhorn from Extension's Horticulture Team about tips for your ...

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