Home and Yard
Drought conditions begin to impact Michigan landscapes - Dry weather may put some trees and shrubs at risk. Watch for common signs of drought stress on landscape plants.
Keep garden soils moist during a drought - Prevent drought stress in your garden and landscape by checking soil moisture.
Drought conditions in the fall can damage evergreens in the winter - Protecting evergreens from dry conditions now can mean healthier plants come spring.
Fall lawn care tips from - Turfgrass expert Kevin Frank is an MSU turfgrass expert Kevin Frank MSU AgBioResearch scientist and professor who joins Greening of the Great Lakes to talk about fall lawn care tips for Michigan homeowners, especially after a hot, dry summer.
Late season lawn seeding - Lawns may have taken a beating from the summer drought, but it’s not too late for a little first aid for the grass blades.
Help shade trees recover from July 2012 drought -Drought-stressed trees may be more susceptible to borers. Protect them by watering during dry periods and using a systemic insecticide treatment.
Shade trees and conifers showing effects of tough summer - Fall tree care is essential to help trees prepare for winter.
Turfgrass establishment following a hot, dry summer - Following the summer of 2012, many turfgrass areas and lawns may need to be over-seeded to fill in damaged or dead areas.
Tough time for trees: Heat, drought, and storms take their toll - Our record-breaking heat wave coupled with widespread severe thunderstorms made this a rough week for trees in Lower Michigan and surrounding areas.
Helping your turf during dry and hot weather - Lawns and other turfgrass across Michigan are stressing from lack of rainfall.
How much water does your lawn irrigation system apply? - As dry conditions persist, knowing how much water your irrigation system applies is critical for maintaining healthy turf.
The last word on watering perennials - Watering perennials during droughty weather helps plants along, but are you really making a difference?
Does a dormant lawn need to be treated for grubs? - Home lawns are the most susceptible to grub damage under dry conditions. If you have seen turf damage caused by grubs in the last two years, plan on applying an insecticide for grubs before August 1.
Gypsy moth caterpillars damaging spruce trees - Spruce trees provide haven for low populations of gypsy moth.
Crabgrass control during a hot summer - Crabgrass has been enjoying the high temperatures in Michigan by invading turfgrass areas.
Spider mite populations thrive in hot, dry summers - Begin scouting vegetable gardens, berries and landscape plants for the first signs of a spider mite problem.
Equip yourself for dry weather: Tools and techniques to soften the slap of drought - Here’s how basic gardening tools will help you get your garden through this dry spell.
Few tomatoes in your garden? - Severe drought conditions could be causing poor fruit set on tomatoes in home gardens.
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