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Starting seeds indoors : Yard and Garden : Garden : University of Minnesota Extension

The calendar shows us that we have turned the page to Spring 2018. But take one look out your window today or listen to the forecast, and we all know it sure doesn’t look or feel like spring. Realistically, it’s going to take good week or more of steady spring like temps to get the […]

Perfect Timing for Pruning Your Apple Tree

Produce more apples By Gail Hudson, Extension Communications Specialist for Horticulture Photo courtesy: Julie Weisenhorn By the end of the winter, most gardeners are itching to get outside and start doing something! You certainly can–by pruning your apple tree(s). Extension Educator Annie Klodd, a fruit and vegetable specialist, says late February, early March is just […]

Remove Grass Clippings?

Here is great advice as published in Total Landscape Care magazine. Myth: it’s a good idea to remove grass clippings after mowing. Reality: There is a misconception their grass clippings contribute significantly to thatch. Grass clippings are mostly water and decompose rapidly, returning significant amounts of fertilizer to the lawn. Research shows that up to […]

Late spring flowers for pollinators

The U of M Extension Consumer Horticulture Team You can support pollinators by providing flowers throughout the growing season. Spring flowering plants like willows, maples, plums, and gooseberries provide bountiful nectar and pollen for bees that are active in spring. Many bee species in Minnesota are only out flying as adults during the first month […]

Frost Advisory !

Frost/Freeze Advisory – Cover plants or bring them in! Hazardous Weather Outlook Hazardous Weather Outlook National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN 1105 AM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017 Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington- 1105 AM CDT Thu Apr 27 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for portions of central and southern Minnesota…and west central Wisconsin. .DAY ONE…This Afternoon and […]

Got Vole Damage In Your Lawn?

Parkway Lawn can help by overseeding this Spring. Click free estimate above. Bob Kroth, Owner Certified Turfgrass Professional  612 869-5878   Here is a great article published by UMN Voles in the landscape Jennifer Menken Importance Voles, also known as field mice, are small brown rodents very common in yards and fields. […]