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Spring fever: How to fix eight common lawn problems

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

This weekend, residents throughout the region will head out to their lawns, fields and gardens for much-needed spring mowing, seeding and fertilizing. They will join Americans across the country, who spend about $40 billion on lawn care each year.

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Spring fever: How to fix eight common lawn problems

May 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

This weekend, residents throughout the region will head out to their lawns, fields and gardens for much-needed spring mowing, seeding and fertilizing. They will join Americans across the country, who spend about $40 billion on lawn care each year.

continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SD regents consider SDSU headhouse-greenhouse design

September 18, 2012 in The Daily Republic

SIOUX FALLS (AP) The South Dakota Board of Regents will meet in Pierre Tuesday afternoon to consider a design plan for a $3.79 million headhouse and greenhouse at South Dakota State University.
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Faces and Places: UMC student keeps UMC’s mall looking picture perfect

June 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A UMC horticulture major, Radke’s summer job is to keep the university’s mall in tip-top shape. During her work day she also may water flowers, mow lawns, weed whack and mulch’s flower beds. Continue Reading

HC Land Department explains spring planting of 300,000 pine seedlings

March 28, 2012 in Park Rapids Enterprise

In the spring of each year the Hubbard County Natural Resource Management Department ensures that the future pineries will continue to provide the ecological, social and financial well being of our community. This year, that will be accomplished by planting approximately 300,000 Norway Pine seedlings on 386 acres of County Administered Lands. Continue Reading

SDSU forestry specialist to discuss flooded trees

July 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

BROOKINGS (AP) South Dakota State University forestry specialists will offer information on dealing with flooded shrubs and trees at a meeting in North Sioux City next month.
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HORTISCOPE: Strawberries need winter blankets without weeds

September 22, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Q: A person I know had ant problems on rhubarb roots. To get rid of the ants, I suggested sprinkling corn meal around the plants. Ants cannot digest corn meal and will take it back to their hive. I have used this method with good success around my yard for the last five years. Continue Reading

Hortiscope: Hostas can be cut back to improve their aesthetics

August 18, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Q: I have two apple trees with branches that die every year. It starts in the spring when these branches leaf out later than the others. The leaves that do grow on the affected branches are small. During the course of the summer, the leaves dry up and the branch dies. Continue Reading

Maple colors reflect extreme environmental changes

August 4, 2010 in Park Rapids Enterprise

Q: We had several autumn blaze maples planted on our property during the spring of last year. Continue Reading