Environmental Stewardship
Rose Slug Leaves
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!
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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.
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.
Dandelions
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.
It has been reported that there are confirmed hits of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) in Lake County. This insect ONLY affects ash trees, so all other species are safe. There are preventative treatments. If your tree is already affected, there are options to consider. If the tree's health has already started declining, it may be too late for treatment.

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