Question: What are the benefits of “companion planting”?
Question: I have moved into a new home that has several nice fruit trees. These trees have set a large number of fruit in clusters. I am worried that the tree limbs will break if I leave so many on each limb. Should I thin or remove some of the small fruit?
Planting a vegetable garden is a great way to have fresh, delicious and healthy food right at your fingertips. Few things are sweeter than a ripe strawberry on a June day, and a crisp, green salad fresh from the garden makes the perfect meal on a hot summer night.
Question: A few of my blueberry plants have suddenly turned brown, and the flowers look all dead. What’s happened to them, and can they be saved?
Question: For safety reasons, we recently had to remove a row of trees from in front of our home. Now, our front yard and our windows are very visible from the street, and I feel that every passing car is looking in. I see beautiful red-leafed shrubs around town that should make a good barri…
Summer is a carefree time of year, when we bask in the sun that we dreamed about all winter long. But with that warm sun comes fire season. Before the summer heat really kicks in, now is the perfect time to accomplish many home and property fire preparedness maintenance tasks. Take a look at…
Question: My hostas are leafing out now, but something’s munching on them. What is the culprit, and what do I do to protect my plants?
Question: How often should I mow my lawn in order to get the best results? And should I bag the clippings, mulch the clippings or let them fall where they may?
Teens promoting leadership through community service. That is the mission statement of the Douglas County 4-H Teen Leadership Team. This group of 4-H youth in grades 7 to 12 come from all over the county and meet once a month to plan community service projects and leadership activities.