June 13, 2012
Mulches provide numerous benefits to the home landscape; they suppress weeds, conserve soil moisture and protect plants from mechanical damage among other things. Read more about mulches for
A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given good care. One important task is to renovate June-bearing strawberries immediately after the last harvest. The renovation process involves leaf removal, creation of 8-inch-wide plant strips, and fertilization. After the initial renovation steps have been completed, irrigation and weed control are necessary throughout the remainder of the growing season.
In late April the PIDC received a sample and pictures of caterpillars causing impressive damage to a European euonymus windbreak in Dubuque County. We determined that they were a species of er
Several pictures and samples have been coming into the PIDC showing plants with curling of leaves and tips of growing points.
Bee balms come in a variety of colors and are a reliable perennial for the home or commercial landscape. See the IS