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Ants in Tree / Trunk Damage

Kenosha News – July 7, 2016 Barb Larson, Horticulture Educator Question: My problem is with ants in a maple tree in my yard. The trunk has a split and a “hole” and ants, I think carpenter ants, big black ones, are all over the tree. My wife is certain the ants will kill the tree and it […]

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Kenosha Kitchens: User Survey

Would you use a community commercial kitchen to grow your food-related business?  Are you working as a local food processor, caterer, food truck operator, baker or some related role?  We would like to hear from you! A group of local leaders are working towards the creation of a Kenosha Kitchen serving the needs of local […]

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Mulching shrubs

Question: I read your June 2nd article about weed barriers in your vegetable garden. Can I do the same thing in an area that I have hydrangeas growing? Would I use the newspaper layer and the same options for on top of the newspaper? I love my hydrangeas but am constantly weeding around them all summer long, even though I hand pull I get new weeds all the time!

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July / August Home Lite

Here is the July/August Home Lite Some things of interest are: Calendars for July and August; Club Minutes; Paul Muhlenbeck Scholarship; Building Hosts for the Kenosha County Fair Pop and Pizza Stand Schedule YAR – Youth As Resources Friend of 4-H Alumni Award Kenosha County 4-H Hall of Fame

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Managing pests

Question: How can I manage unwanted bugs in my garden without harming beneficial pollinators? – M. K.

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Keeping weeds under control

Question: I’m a relatively new vegetable gardener. Last summer the weeds were so bad I thought about giving up. Do you have any suggestions on how to keep down the weeds in my garden? B.F.

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Planting Daffodils

Question: I planted daffodils at least twelve years ago. They bloomed beautifully for two years. Since then, nothing but greens. To my amazement, they have bloomed this spring! Why is that? L.P.

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May/June Home Lite

Here is the May/June 2016 Home Lite, including: calendars for May and June; club minutes; information about the Paul Muhlenbeck Scholarship and Kenosha County Dairy Promotion Scholarship Application; 4-H Day Camp Registration; Youth Tractor & Machinery Safety Certification Registration; Babysitter Training Registration; and more!

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