On Wednesday, March 24, 2021, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Rain Gardens with Adam Leonberger, County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Franklin County. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
Fescue lawns in Kentucky can struggle by the end of the summer with drought, disease, and even insect problems. Often our fescue lawns are thin and needing some nitrogen by the time fall arrives. September and October are the best times to overseed and fertilize your lawn but some maintenance practices can be done in the spring.
On Wednesday, March 10, 2021, the Horticulture Webinar Wednesdays presents a training on Starter Fertilizer and Lawn Establishment with Brad Lee, Extension Specialist for the University of Kentucky. The webinar begins at 12:30 pm EST/ 11:30 am CST.
All the mechanisms of life are represented in a garden: respiration, nutrition, circulation, reproduction and maturation. As such, it’s a perfect science laboratory where students can hone their math and observational skills and creativity.
Growing grass in the shade is problem for which there are no easy answers. Grass is a full-sun plant and when planted in shaded areas (defined as a site that receives less than 4 to 5 hours of direct sunlight daily) it performs poorly. The filtering effect of trees significantly reduces the amount and quality of light grasses receive. This has an adverse effect on photosynthesis, the process that produces energy needed for the grasses to grow. What we see from this effect are grasses that are thin, weak, and have a lower tolerance to disease, drought and wear stress. Continue reading →
Nothing signals springtime quite like the smell of fresh cut grass wafting through the neighborhood. With warmer weather on the way, your annual lawn duties begin. Of those tasks, mowing at the right height can have a big impact on the overall health of your turf and future weed problems. Continue reading →
Yes, there is a reason why we should all be composting. According to the EPA, 30-40% of all available food in the US is wasted. Over one fifth of discarded material in landfills is believed to be food. Sadly, the third largest human related methane emission is from landfills. Continue reading →
Cold weather has hit but are you done with your mower. Learn what you need to do to have it ready for next season. taking care of a few things now will save you time, money, and frustration in the spring. Continue reading →
Every summer, it seems, our fescue lawns suffer with a multitude of ugly brown areas. Often, the areas start small, multiply, and by the end of the summer, have taken over the entire lawn. Most often, the brown areas are associated with some type of fungus that caused disease. Continue reading →
Looking at my lawn and landscape this week, the grass and most shrubs are green and healthy but, I realize that soon, warmer weather will be here bringing with it insect and disease. Good cultural practices will help minimize damage but when our plants are struggling, often our first thought is to feed it. It makes sense; when I am feeling ill, brownies always helps me. Continue reading →