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The Lake County Indiana Master Gardener organization is in its twelve year of providing scholarships to undergraduate college/university students from Lake County Indiana majoring in Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Forestry, Botany (Horticulture Equivalent), Plant Pathology, Agricultural Education, and Entomology. Other majors that benefit consumer gardening may be considered if the applicant provides a one paragraph description of how they will use their major to promote the objectives
Master Gardeners do a lot across the state of Indiana through the State Master Gardener Program. One of Lake County's Master Gardeners was spotlighted recently.
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Lake County kids move away from "screens" and into the park.
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Are your roses getting brown patches in them already? Don't reach for the pesticide to control Japanese Beetles as they are not to blame...yet!
This winter has proven to be harsh on many plants, but especially so on Sweet Gum Trees. While most plants might have some leaf burn or browning or some dieback, it appears the Sweet Gum trees may have taken a severe hit. So far across the state, it's being noted by various Extension Educators that those trees are not coming out of dormancy.
Hopefully your yard is not covered in dandelions, but what do you do with them? Is this the right timing for an application to get rid of them? Or are they beautiful just the way they are?
Do you need to get your soil tested for nutrient levels or potential contaminates? There are a variety of resources out there and opportunities to get this done.

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