Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems
Check out the Nemaha County Lawn & Garden Resources webpage for more information. You will find newsletters written by Gage County Extension Educator, Nicole Stoner, and articles written by Nemaha County Extension Educator, Gary Lesoing, along with information on turfgrass, community environment, Backyard Farmers, Master Gardeners, Acreage Insights, Drought Resources, and more.
It is September, which means all the outdoor insects will start coming inside or bothering us more when we enjoy the cooler weather in the evening. Fall invading insects are just another thing to deal with, but they can be managed.
It is time for all that fun, fall lawn activity. There are so many things we can do to help our lawns in the fall. If your lawn needs help, this is the time to fertilize and overseed. On the other hand, if your lawn looks great, you can fertilize and spray weeds to maintain the good look of your lawn.
In August, many of our flowers are starting to fade for the year. It also is one of our hotter months of the year and it makes it difficult to do much outdoors. However, there are some great plants that start to reach their stride in August and September.
Gardening is so rewarding and so much fun, why not extend it into the fall. Now is a great time to start planting a fall garden.
Emerald Ash Borer, EAB, was recently discovered in Nemaha County in Southeast Nebraska. Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive insect that was first found in Nebraska in the summer of 2016 when it was found in Omaha and Greenwood Nebraska. Now that it has been found locally, there are different actions that residents of Nemaha and the surrounding areas in Richardson County can take if they have an ash tree in their yard.