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County Horticulture Educator in Clay County

    Protecting evergreens from winter burn
    Every spring some of us are faced with evergreen trees and shrubs that are no longer green but instead are brown.
    Dormant seeding
    The ideal time to seed lawns in our area is from August 1 to September 1. Generally speaking, it is not a good idea to seed lawns in late September because the new seedlings will not mature enough to survive the winter.
    Protect trees and shrubs from rodents
    October is a perfect time to protect your valuable trees and shrubs from the teeth of rabbits, mice, and voles.
    Compost your leaves
    Fall brings beautiful colors and falling leaves. In nature, leaves are left to decompose on the forest floor.
    Over-wintering tender bulbs
    With frost, the blooming life of cannas, dahlias, gladiolas, and calla lilies will come to an end. Because of their tender nature, the corms, tubers, and rhizomes (grouped together as “tender bulbs”) that produce these plants are killed by our cold winters and cannot be left in the soil.
    Late summer lawn care tips
    Late summer and fall are an active time of growth for our lawns and it is important to keep them adequately watered if rainfall is insufficient.
    Tips for watering trees and shrubs
    Check out these resources for information about watering newly planted trees and shrubs and mature trees and shrubs.
    Where have all the ash leaves gone?
    It looks like fall in some parts of Moorhead, Barnesville, Dilworth, and Fargo.
    Creeping Charlie- underutilized ground cover or weed?
    Anyone that has experience growing mints or trying to eradicate them know they are aggressive plants.
    Roses for the home garden
    Roses are one of the most popular garden plants in the world due to the diversity of plant form, flower color, and fragrance. 

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