Over-Seeding Lawns in Autumn

After stressful summer, lawn grasses in Wisconsin rejuvenate in autumn and it is considered one of the best times to seed, renovate and establish new lawns. Moderate temperatures in 70’s and ample soil moisture in September promotes speedy establishment of lawn grasses.  Summer annual weeds like crabgrass ends its life cycle in September and doesn’t […]

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Free Online Webinar – Ten Plant Diseases NOT to Compost

Certain plant diseases are so horrible or so deadly that composting is not an appropriate way to get rid of affected plants. Come learn about some of these diseases and their proper management. This program will be presented by Dr. Brian Hudelson on September 28, 6.00 -7.30 P.M.  Click on the following link to register: […]

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Urban Forestry Workshop – August 19 & August 24, 2021

Trees, Construction, and Site Development This year’s urban forestry workshop will focus on minimizing the impact of trees in construction areas and tree protection zone. The program includes a classroom lecture style session in the morning and hand-on field activities in the afternoon. This year we will be offering the morning portion of the workshop […]

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Drought stress on trees at the Kenosha County Center

Mitigating drought stress on landscape and garden plants during the current local dry spell

Article was written by Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Southeast Wisconsin is facing severe drought affecting many landscape and garden plants. Lawn grasses has gone dormant, moisture sensitive trees are exhibiting signs of scorch leaves, defoliation, early fall coloration and branch dieback; wilted strawberries are producing low quality fruits, flowering […]

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Holiday Rosemary

Growing Rosemary Indoor Rosemary (Salvia rosmarinus) is a popular aromatic herb that symbolizes remembrance, friendship, and loyalty.  Often sold during the holiday season in a decorated topiary form, the value of rosemary goes beyond its ornamental use. Since the Roman era, both fresh and dried rosemary has been used for cosmetics, medicinal, and culinary purposes.  […]

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Winter Mulch Your Landscape Plants

Winterize Your Landscape Fluctuating temperatures in late fall and winter can cause considerable damage to many landscape plants.  Especially when the temperature suddenly drops into the 20s, landscape plants need an extra layer of winter protection if there is little or no snow cover. One of the best blanket covers to protect the crown and […]

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Winter mulch your landscape plants

Article was written by Vijai Pandian, Horticulture Extension Educator.  Originally published in the Kenosha News. Fluctuating temperatures in late fall and winter can cause considerable damage to many landscape plants, especially when the temperature suddenly drops into the 20s, landscape plants need an extra layer of winter protection if there is little or no snow cover. […]

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DATCP Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages

DATCP Guidance on Unsolicited Seed Packages Release Date: July 28, 2020 Media Contact: Grace Atherton, Communications Director, (608) 224-5020, Grace.Atherton@wisconsin.gov MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has been notified that some Wisconsin residents have received unsolicited packages in the mail containing seeds that appear to have originated from China. […]

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Lawn & Garden Questions?

Get your lawn & garden questions answered by our WI Master Gardener Volunteers serving at the Plant Health Advising (PHA) Offices in Kenosha, Milwaukee and Racine Counties in Wisconsin. Services: Plant diagnosis, plant disease testing*, garden related insect identification, soil testing*, landscape & gardening info, and plant identification. *- cost associated for testing, call/email for […]

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