It’s finally spring and many of us want guidance and advice about gardening and lawn care. Scott Reuss, the Horticulture Agent for UW-Madison, Division of Extension, will present a series of online informational sessions to help answer your horticulture questions. All three sessions will have a 30 minute discussion period, followed by questions from participants and answers from Scott. Whether you’re new to gardening or need an answer to a specific horticulture issue—all are welcome to join these sessions.
The first session focuses on Home Vegetable Gardens; it will be held on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9 A.M. A home vegetable garden can be small, large, or containerized. Whatever the space, choosing the right vegetables and managing them correctly provides the most enjoyment and highest quality nutrition and flavor. We will review selection and timing concepts, then focus on soil and nutrient management and finish off with a few key pest management concerns. To register, click here.
The second session focuses on the Care & Management of Healthy Lawns; it will be held on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 7:30 P.M. Lawns in far Northeast Wisconsin require proper management to look their best, but they don't need your undivided attention, either. This discussion will focus on optimum timing of the key management tactics you can do to provide for a healthy lawn, without having to spend too much time and money on inputs. Concepts we'll discuss will include mowing, fertilizing, weed control, and other pests to watch for this year. To register, click here.
The final session will focus on Excess Water's Effects on our Plants (Subtitle: Dealing with Soggy Bottoms!); it will be held on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at 2 P.M. Our area has experienced two very wet growing seasons and our perennial plants are paying the price. Plants in the entire region have had more water and humidity than usual, causing excess disease pressure and higher stress levels. Plants in some spots are literally fighting for their lives as they have saturated root systems or are completely under water. We'll review what we can do to assist our plants as best we can, and what plants will show that let you know they are stressed. To register, click here.
To be part of any of these sessions, please register using the links in the description for each event. Registrants will be sent a link to attend the free webinars. For more information about the Marinette County Public Libraries, curbside pick-up, virtual programs, and digital resources, please visit our website: www.marinettecountylibraries.org.