Fluffy Yellows and Billowy Whites in Your Lawn: Dandelion Control

Dandelions are ubiquitous with the start of spring. While some folks don’t mind allowing a few blooms to feed early spring pollinators, others despise a yellow speckled lawn. If you’re in the weed-free turf camp, here are some tips for dandelion control. First, the best defense against dandelions is cultivating a healthy, robust lawn. Lawns […]

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Protecting Pollinators This Spring

As we dig into fresh soil for spring gardening, it’s a good time to sit back and remember a few garden practices that can help protect (and even attract!) pollinators to your garden this season. First, consider controlling insect pests through cultural instead of chemical methods. Create an environment that reduces monoculture and improves diversity. […]

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Buckthorn – Get ’em while they’re green!

Despite flurries of snow, it’s not too late to get outside to conquer invasive weeds. While native and naturalized plants are shutting down for the winter, a few invasive species are still green and growing strong. The ability to grow when other plants are dormant is a competitive advantage to invasive weeds, as there is little […]

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Garlic Mustard and Invasive Weeds

June is Invasive Weed Awarness Month, and there is no doubt that if you have spent any time along a trail, in a road side ditch, or under a forest canopy recently, you have stumbled upon the ubiquitous invasive, garlic mustard. This weed is quick to colonize forests, savannas, yards, and roadsides. Garlic mustard outcompetes […]

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