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By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of April 25, 2022)

That the idea for a National Day of Recognition for trees came from a prairie state speaks to the importance of trees and spring tree planting.

Not just lovely to look at, trees provide benefits:  Roots to hold the soil, fruit and nesting places for wildlife, shade for our homes (reducing cooling costs by 25-30%!), shelterbelts to serve as buffers against the wind, and the presence of trees reduces crime and vandalism. Here are some other facts, both well-known and little-known, about trees:

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of April 18, 2022)

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator in Dodge County (Week of April 4, 2022)

If crabgrass has been a problem in your lawn, now is the time to be watching soil temperatures. Why is soil temperature important?  Because a well-timed application of pre-emergence herbicide limits crabgrass seedlings while ensuring the herbicide works to its longest advantage.

Here’s what we know about crabgrass. Seed germinates when soil temperatures reach a consistent 55° F and warmer. Given the right soil temperature and moisture, crabgrass seeds can germinate throughout the growing season. Crabgrass takes advantage of open spaces, so having a dense lawn is your first line of defense against crabgrass taking over a space.

By Kathleen Cue, Nebraska Extension Horticulture Educator (Week of March 28, 2022)

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