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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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Bee and flowers

Managing pests

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

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Weeding

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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Daffodils

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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Lawn

Lawn Dethatching & Fertilization

Question: Do you believe spring power raking/thatching is good for the lawn. I had it done last year in the spring and had problems with weeds afterwards. What about fertilizers? Are some brands better than others? C.M.

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Planting bare root trees and shrubs

Question: I ordered some trees and shrubs through the tree program run by the Planning & Development division of the county, and I believe they will be bare root stock. Can you offer any tips on how to plant bare root trees and shrubs? N. W.

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Adding Wood Ash to Gardens

Question: Hello, I have a question for you. I have a good amount of ash from a wood burner fireplace; would wood ash be good for my garden? I have a small section that is to be tilled up this spring and was thinking of putting some on top before I do so. Thanks. J.T.

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