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Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming. Submit your event at news@wctrib.com by noon on Tuesday.
Award winners are hostas that are good garden plants in all regions of the country, are widely available in sufficient supply and retail for about $15 in the year of selection.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says our awareness of the invasive insect can help stop the spread.
Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming. Submit your event at news@wctrib.com by noon on Tuesday.

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"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about spraying newly seeded grass and dealing with quackgrass in raspberries.
There is no official stance from the University of Minnesota on adopting a "No Mow May" approach to your lawn, in order to provide food for early pollinators. Both Wisconsin and Iowa Extensions recommend adopting a “Mow Less in May” routine.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says different strategies are required to deal with the weeds.
Gardeners should do their homework to avoid bringing jumping worms home. They should check with gardening supply stores to find out where they source mulch. In addition to looking over mulch brought home from the store, gardeners should inspect plants over a week before putting them in the ground.
Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming. Submit your event at news@wctrib.com by noon on Tuesday.
"Fielding Questions" columnist Don Kinzler also answers questions about taller clumps of grass and the best time to trim a maple tree.

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Garden tools should be cleaned up now if that was not done last fall. Pots for annual flowers should have new soil each year, and the old soil can be worked into the garden. And soil tests aren't a bad idea either. Local Extension offices can help. It's also time to start hardening off any plant started indoors.
"Growing Together" columnist Don Kinzler says it comes down to doing seemingly small tasks well.
Events and classes scheduled in the outdoors, gardening and farming. Submit your event at news@wctrib.com by noon on Tuesday.

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