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April 27, 2019
Bare spots can be repaired with products containing mulch and seed, or spread seed and cover lightly with dried grass or straw. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Growing Together: How to repair a thin lawn
April 27, 2019 - 10:25am
Crocus can pack a punch during the spring
April 27, 2019 - 7:06am
April 22, 2019
Earth Day will be observed Monday, April 22. This year's theme is "Protect Our Species." Getty Images / Special to Forum News Service
The Monday Mark: Happy Earth Day
April 22, 2019 - 8:13am
April 20, 2019
Strawberries are well-adapted to our region and can be grown in both gardens and landscapes. Forum News Service file photo
How to divide a dogwood, strawberry types, Juneberries and more
April 20, 2019 - 1:08pm
To prolong bloom, remove yellow anthers immediately as each flower opens. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Growing Together: Recycle your Easter lily for a fun challenge
April 20, 2019 - 7:00am
Pussy willows begin to pop as soon as the weather warms and the sap begins to flow. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Spring pops with pussy willows
April 20, 2019 - 6:46am
April 17, 2019
Gardening programs planned next month
April 17, 2019 - 7:13am
April 13, 2019
A reader asks how far a hedge can be cut back and still survive after a long winter with plenty of snow and rabbit damage. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Can these winter-damaged hedges be saved, pruning shrubs and the best way to transplant rhubarb
April 13, 2019 - 1:00pm
A pair of Canadian geese enjoy a little snack in the yard to pass the time. John Zvirovski / The Sun
Enjoy nature's visitors in your garden
April 13, 2019 - 8:29am
When your lawn becomes dry and firm, rake up the loose grass. Damaged lawns usually recover as grass crowns begin spring growth. David Samson / Forum News Service
Vole damage is prevalent on lawns, and crabgrass is coming
April 13, 2019 - 7:00am
April 12, 2019
Ask a Master Gardener: Resist the urge to start lawn care too early
April 12, 2019 - 6:46pm
April 6, 2019
A reader wonders what can be done about snow mold on lawns. Submitted photo
Fielding Questions: Snow mold, low-hanging branches and moving asparagus
April 6, 2019 - 1:00pm
The pruning of deciduous trees and shrubs is best done while they are still dormant, before they begin to leaf out. Michael Vosburg / Forum News Service
Your April yard and garden checklist
April 6, 2019 - 7:00am
Prairie Rose Garden Club to learn about composting
April 6, 2019 - 6:58am
Melting snow can show winter’s damage
April 6, 2019 - 6:57am