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Native Shrubs

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd shows us some great native shrub varieties. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

Prairie Grasses

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd discusses the proper way to view the prairie and how it can be incorporated into a home landscape. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.

How to Maintain your Lawn Mower

FROM KANSAS STATE U: To keep your lawnmower running at peak performance, you’ll need to tune it up several times a year. Learn how to safely drain the oil, change the filter, and replace the spark plug to keep your lawnmower running for many years ahead. Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State …Read more »

Eco-Friendly Lawn Care

UNIVERSITY OF MAINE: University of Maine Cooperative Extension shares environmentally friendly tips for keeping your lawn healthy while protecting Maine’s water resources. Learn more at the U. Maine Extension website and Youtube channel.

Organic Lawn Fertilizers

U. of KENTUCKY EXTENSION For more information, visit the Kentucky Extension website and Youtube channel.

How to Water Your Lawn

KANSAS STATE In order to keep your lawn healthy, it’s important to water your lawn properly. This segment has tips on: how to check your lawn to see if it needs more water, what’s the best time of day to water, and helping your lawn to survive the hot, summer heat. Produced by the Department …Read more »

Better Lawn Mowing

U. of MISSOURI Find more videos on the U. Missouri Extension Youtube Channel.

Hot Summer Lawn Advice from Paul James

TULSA, OK Paul James taught gardening on his own HGTV show “Gardening by the Yard” from 1996 to 2009.

Fall Lawn Care

NATIONAL GARDENING ASSOCIATION Fall is the perfect time of year to work on lawns. Charlie Nardozzi demonstrates how to patch bare spots, rework the whole lawn, and apply fertilizer or compost to make your lawn look its best next spring.

Spring Lawn Care

MARYLAND Horticultural Specialist Mitch Baker (of American Plant Nursery in Bethesda, MD) shares gardening techniques designed to prepare your lawn for spring.

Zinnias to Support Pollinators

BELTSVILLE, MARYLAND Marcia van Horn shows and recommends these types of zinnias: State Fair California Giant Yellow Flame Profusion Lilliput Double-bloom or double-flowered zinnias should be avoided if you desire bees and butterflies.

How to Choose Roses

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN: UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd shows some different varieties of roses to use in your home landscape. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.