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Snow mold prevention begins in autumn

October 23, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Robin Trott, University of Minnesota Extension Educator 

Can we expect snow mold damage in our lawns next spring? The answer to this question is dependent on the snow and soil temperature conditions this fall and winter.

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Plants that add winter interest

February 1, 2011 in Alexandria Echo Press

This morning I was met by deeply piled drifts of snow covering every surface across which I had intended to walk. Continue Reading&

Caring for your fresh-cut Christmas tree

December 14, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the selection of our fresh-cut Christmas tree. We often traipse through snow filled fields in bitterly cold weather to find that perfect tree. Continue Reading

Holiday poinsettia success tips

December 7, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

I love November and December: the first snow, the crisp air, holiday music, and my kitchen full of the aromas of holiday cooking. My houseplants have filled every spare inch of my home, the paperwhites on my table are getting ready to bloom, and the stores are full of beautiful poinsettias. I’m a bit of a traditionalist. Continue Reading

Spread out large snow piles to help avoid ‘snow mold’

November 30, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

The deep snows last winter gave way to fuzzy white lawns in the early spring. Snow mold was abundant, and many homeowners asked what they could do about it. Continue Reading

Overwhelmed by winter squash?

October 5, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A cool summer in Minnesota and much of the Midwest could result in fewer pumpkins for sale this fall. Continue Reading

The buzz on this nest

September 9, 2010 in Alexandria Echo Press

A reader sent in photos of a pair of nests that were built this year in birch trees near her home on Lake Brophy. Continue Reading