After a cool, wet start to April it seems that temperatures are finally getting warm enough to dry out the soil. Assuming we can avoid, or at least "weather the storm," of some forecasted precipitation, it seems that air and soil temperatures will be conducive to planting in the coming weeks.
We all have different goals with our lawns, ranging from having the most pristine yard in the neighborhood, to doing just enough to not upset the neighbors. For the purposes of this article, I will be splitting the difference and focusing on those who would like an acceptable looking lawn, but maybe are not quite willing to put a significant amount of time and money into it. One maintenance activity that you may being thinking about sooner rather than later is that of crabgrass control, particul
There is a major push by consumers recently to have access to fresh and local food and to know where that food is coming from. One of the best ways to participate in this movement here locally is by visiting the upcoming Monticello Farmer's Market. The Monticello Farmer's Market will be held on Saturday's from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm from May 19th to October 13th at 1210 N 6th Street in Monticello in the parking lot of Rugie's Dugout. It will also be held on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm o
Last week, I wrote about hosting a potential Master Gardener program here in White County to gauge the interest level of such a program in the community. It is important to note that a Master Gardener class can benefit all experience levels of gardeners.
Purdue University is world renowned for the research and education that takes places in its school of agriculture. However, often times overlooked, Purdue Extension does much more than cater to farmers, and in fact offers a wide range of resources that can benefit homeowners and more diversified farmers as well. A few examples of these excellent resources can be found on the World Wide Web.
A great place to start your website bookmarking if you are interested in information for your yard, hom