Lawns & Turfgrass

Mulch 101

Image of a well-mulched treeBy  John C. Fech, UNL Extension Horticulture Educator, and ISA Certified Arborist

For many gardeners, applying mulch is standard procedure... like brushing your teeth.  But before you jump the gun and mulch away,. it’s important to survey your landscape needs. Instead of merely tossing bark nuggets to and fro, ask yourself the question, “Why do I want to mulch this flower garden, this strawberry patch, this veggie garden?”  Think about moisture retention, weed suppression, cooling or warming the soil, and of course, its appearance.

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Restoring Drought Affected Lawns, Sept. 10,2012
To repair drought damaged lawns, homeowners should start by soaking the soil to wet the root zone. John Fech, UNL Extension Educator.

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Late Season Turf Drought Impacts, Sept. 7,2012
Due to the drought many lawns have either died or become dormant. Now is a good time to start repairing lawns damaged by drought. Zac Reicher, UNL Extension Turf Specialist

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