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%!),…
Month: April 2022
Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers
A shout out of appreciation goes to Nebraska Extension Master Gardener Volunteers (NEMGV) as we celebrate National Volunteer Week, April 17-23. NEMGVs are volunteers, recipients of Nebraska Extension’s research-based education, which covers the gamut of horticulture topics, from insects to trees, and everything in between. NEMGVs are committed to their communities, volunteering their expertise to…
Trees for Shade, Accent, Screening, Fruit and Framing
Most everyone loves trees and wants at least one in their landscape. However, a significant number of property owners who love trees end up putting the “wrong tree in the wrong place”.
Should you Aerate?
Throughout the growing season, lawn enthusiasts (and lawn worriers too!) tend to focus their thoughts to mowing, fertilizing and controlling weeds. Often, aeration comes up in conversations between neighbors as a point of concern as well as what is it and do we want it or not?