Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems


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Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems

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.

Plants & Pests with Nicole - Newsletter by Nicole Stoner, Extension Educator in Gage County and Horticulture, Landscape, and Environmental Systems Expert for Nemaha, Johnson, Pawnee & Richardson Counties

The drought continues. We have seen a couple of rains recently in the Beatrice area, but the rain is very spotty this year and is not fully recuperating what we have lost in the past few months of the drought. Irrigation through this will be important for the life of our plants, including both the established and the newly planted things.