Making and Using Compost in the Garden

Making your own compost is an easy, practical, and satisfying way to make use of yard waste and table scraps. Home composting can reduce the use of water and synthetic fertilizers while improving the health of your soil and plants. For homeowners living n areas where laws and ordinances limit or prohibit the disposal of leaves and yard clippings into landfills, composting is a sensible alternative. To read the entire article, please click “Read More”.


Growing Degree Days and Crab Grass Control

Dr. Doug Soldat, UW-Extension Turfgrass Specialist, discusses the issues of this spring’s weather and the impact on controlling crabgrass.

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Control of Crabgrass in Home Lawns

Crabgrass is a common weed that infests home lawns in the Midwest. Crabgrass is an summer annual weed that germinates when soil temperatures are approximately 60º F for 3-5 days at the 1/4” level. It begins flowering and setting seed in July and dyes with the first frost of fall. For more information on how to control crabgrass in your lawn, please click “read more”