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Douglas County gardening news

Tractor and people in field
July 14, 2021

If you go out to your garden and discover an insect invasion, the first thing you need to do is identify the invader in question.

Squash vine borer
July 1, 2021

If you’ve ever attempted to grow squash and had plants that suddenly collapsed, it may have been the work of squash vine borers.

Maple with heat stress
June 18, 2021

When a plant lacks enough water to cool itself, or cannot move the water fast enough to cool its leaf surfaces, it starts taking drastic measures to survive.

Grassy green and yellow striped mounded plant.
June 1, 2021

Ground covers can cover an area of your yard or garden for one season, a few seasons, or many years. They reduce weed pressure and add beauty, and also enhance soil health, provide food and habitat for pollinators, and reduce soil erosion. 

bee on clover
May 24, 2021

Careful planning is essential to creating a successful pollinator garden. Follow these easy steps to make sure you have everything covered before you make your investment.

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