Personal Lawn Care Information
Replanting and Landscaping Yards
Spring is almost here and many homeowners will begin to replant yards and landscapes.
North Dakota State University Extension Specialist, Tom Kalb will be in Minot to offer presentations and answer questions about reestablishing flooded landscapes.
The topics will include
• Successfully Establishing Lawns
• Flooded Soil Evaluation and Testing
• Determining Survival Status of Flooded Trees/Plants
• Selecting Plants for North Dakota
• Landscape Ideas
When: Wednesday, April 25th, 2012, 6 p.m.
Where: North Central Research Extension Center
(South of Minot on Hwy 83)
Register: Call the Extension office at 701-857-6444 or send an email to NDSU.Ward.Extension@ndsu.edu so we can plan for handouts.
***There is no charge to attend this workshop.***
As Homeowners with flooded homes start working to bring back their lawns and gardens back this summer there is a guarantee that there will be weeds, lots of weeds! If they did not kill weeds last summer and fall there will be lots and lots of weeds!!
Here is an excerpt from an NDSU Extension Service publication on weeds in lawns:
If the lawn is more than 50 percent infested with undesirable grasses and broadleaf weeds, you should apply a treatment with a nonselective herbicide, such as Roundup (glyphosate) to kill everything via systemic action. To be successful at this stage, you usually need two applications of Roundup. Allow the vegetation to grow to the point of needing to be mowed, then apply the Roundup. Depending on the weather, everything should be brown in about a week or two. If quackgrass or other deep rooted perennials were present, some regrowth likely will show up in another week or so. When it does, another application of Roundup is in order. Wait another seven days for the kill to be complete.
If you have questions about your flooded landscape don't hesitate to call the Extension office and talk with our Ag Agent, Paige Brummund, 701-857-6444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.