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News for gardeners in North Dakota

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for November 2018 

November 2018

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  • Invite Birds to Your Yard. A bird feeding station will bring the wonders of wildlife to your home.
  • What If EAB Came to Your Town? A new inventory of trees in ND towns shows how vulnerable we are. 
  • Plant Health Care. Tips on irrigating evergreens, mowing, cleaning the garden and much more!.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across ND.
 
 
  
  
  
  
    
 
  
  
     
  
  

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for October 2018


October 2018

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  • Homemade Apple Cider.  Grow and blend your own cider. Enjoy a special treat on a cold day!   
  • Plant Health Care.  Tips on storing produce, growing bulbs, wrapping trees; and much more.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of frost dates, temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across ND.
   
 
    

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for September 24, 2018


September 24, 2018

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  • Stunning Fall Flowers.  Fall is a special season and there are perennials that sparkle now.   
  • Plant Health Care.  Tips on ripening tomatoes, harvesting pumpkins, planting tulips, and more.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of frost dates, temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across ND.

  
 
  
  
  
NDSU Yard & Garden Report for September 17, 2018

September 17, 2018

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  • A Worthy Foe.  Now is the time to attack Canada thistle, one of most difficult to control weeds.  
  • Plant Health Care.  Tips on mowing, planting acorns, overwintering geraniums, and much more.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of frost dates, temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across ND.
      
 
NDSU Yard & Garden Report for September 10, 2018


September 10, 2018

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  • Something Special About Yew.  Yews are superstars in the shade and provide year-round beauty.  
  • Plant Health Care.  Tips on harvesting pumpkins, pruning raspberries, dividing peonies, planting trees and garlic, and much more.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
  
 
  
       

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for September 3, 2018

  
September 3, 2018

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  • Dangerous Weed Invades ND.  The "most troublesome weed in the USA" has come to North Dakota.  
  • Bumper Crop of Crabgrass.  Crabgrass has thrived over the past two summers. It's everywhere! 
  • Drought Persists.  Soils in much of our state remain dry. Temps are cooler but we need rain. 
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
   

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 27, 2018

  
August 27, 2018

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  • Stung by the Queen.  Learn how to fight back against wasps.  
  • Cucumber vs. Tree.  Wild cucumbers grow aggressively; sometimes on top of trees. 
  • It Has Been Dry, But There is Hope.  Soils in much of ND are dry; rains are beginning to provide relief. 
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

     

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 20, 2018

August 20, 2018

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  • The Toughest Tree in the West.  Russian-olive thrives under frigid temps, drought and salty soils. 
  • Grasshopper Outbreak.  Learn how to stay one step ahead of grasshoppers.
  • The Drought Returns.  Over half the state is suffering from dry conditions.
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 13, 2018

August 13, 2018

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  • Are Your Trees Choking?  Many trees in North Dakota are being strangled by the own roots. 
  • A Touch of the Prairie. Ornamental grasses are perfect perennials for us. Look at these superior cultivars.
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for August 6, 2018


August 6, 2018

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  • Fast-Growing Shade Trees.  These trees provide quick shade for landscapes
  • Countdown to Frost.  Will your tiny tomatoes and pumpkins ripen before frost? 
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.


NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 30, 2018
July 30, 2018

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  • Measuring Rain at Home.  Make an informed decision when watering your yard and garden. 
  • Sow Fall Vegetables.  Fall is the best season to grow radish, spinach and many other greens. 
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 23, 2018
July 23, 2018

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  • Tree-Eating Sharks.  In honor of Shark Week, we discuss how mowers terrorize trees. 
  • You Can't Buy Friendship.  Ladybugs are great friends in the garden, but don't buy them.
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 16, 2018


July 16, 2018

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  • Healthy Tomato Vines.  Now is the time to protect tomato vines from diseases.
  • Summer Blizzard.  Sweet mockorange is covered with snowy blossoms in June.
  • Drought Relief.  A comparison of our drought status today and a year ago. 
  • Plant Health Care.  Emerging pests and timely activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac.  A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.

 

NDSU Yard & Garden Report for July 9, 2018
July 9, 2018

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  • Non-Stop Blooming Wild Rose. 'Nearly Wild' has the charm of a wild rose and blooms all summer. 
  • Super Summer Lawns. Tips on caring for your lawn this summer.
  • Plant Health Care. Emerging pests and timely gardening activities for your yard and garden.
  • Weather Almanac. A summary of temperatures, rainfall and other weather data across North Dakota.
 
 
 

Written by , Extension Horticulturist, North Dakota State University. Go to the Archives for previously published issues.

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