Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems

 

Extension is committed to helping Nebraskans know more about creating resource- and energy-efficient rural and urban landscapes, protecting and managing water resources, properly managing insect and wildlife pests, and more.

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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.

This time of year can become long and full of anticipation for spring flowers. You can plan now for different plants to add to your landscape to help with winter interest next year, even flowers.
It is crazy to think that we are now only a little over a month away from the beginning of spring. However, don’t let the warmer weather fool you, even once we get to spring, it may be too soon to do much in your landscape.
Join the experts from Nebraska Extension to learn and ask questions about your lawn and garden. GROBigRed Virtual Learning Series is offered the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 12:00 pm. Sessions begin February 14th.
The past month has been hard for us gardeners! It has been bitterly cold with so much snow it seems that it will never melt. A good way to keep your green thumb working is to grow plants indoors. You can grow houseplants or herbs year-round inside.
We really saw a lot of snow this past week. I know not all people appreciate snow as much as others. It makes travel difficult and is accompanied by very cold temperatures, and also, in some cases, our plants don’t appreciate it either. On the other hand, there are some plant benefits to all this snow.