Many lawns have been thinned by drought over the last two years, resulting in more weeds. The best long-term way to minimize lawn weeds is to thicken up your turf and the best time to seed cool season grasses, such as Kentucky bluegrass and tall fescue, is between August 15th and September 15th, so it's time to get ready!
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All speaker requests are subject to availability. Please note that due to the volume of requests received, groups are limited to one horticulture program request per year. A minimum of 30 days notice are required for all speaker visits. Staff will contact you with a confirmation call or e-mail.
- $45.00 per 30 minute program
- $75.00 per 60 minute program
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Backyard Farmer airs live Thursday on NET1 at 7pm CDT from April through September. Backyard Farmer Repeats on NET1 Saturdays at 10 am CDT & NETs Create Sundays at 11 am CDT.
Extension Master Gardeners teach how to achieve a proper carbon:nitrogen ratio, or "green" materials vs. "brown" materials and show you several types of structures that can be built or purchased for composting. You'll learn how to construct a compost pile and discuss basic troubleshooting if your compost pile is not breaking down as it should.
At each program, two random participants will win either a composting thermometer or a composting bin.
Location: Pioneers Park Nature Center. Demonstration site is across the street to the south. Look for the Nebraska Extension banner.
Time: 10 a.m.
2023 Dates: Saturdays: Sept 23 & Oct 21.
These programs are free, open to the public and require no preregistration. Please join us!