WCCO Smart Gardens Podcast - 11/5/22

WCCO’s Smart Gardens November 5, 2022 podcast features Jon Trappe and Julie Weisenhorn answering listeners' questions on gardening and lawns. Listen to the podcast to learn more about dormant seeding, treating grubs, height to mow going into winter, and lawn recovery from drought.

Good Question: Is There Such a Thing as Mowing Too Much?

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Good Question: Do you really need to rake all those leaves?

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U of M Extension teams with WCCO for Smart Gardens

By Sam Bauer

It’s 8 a.m. inside the WCCO-AM studios and callers are already in the queue, seeking expert help from University of Minnesota Extension and Master Gardeners as “Smart Gardens” begins.

And expertise is available in droves during “Smart Gardens,” WCCO’s new hour-long hit show covering gardens, lawns and more. A sampling from a recent show:

Keep watering? Good question……….

By Sam Bauer

If you’re lawn is brown or dormant due to the current drought, you might still have time to get some life back before winter.  My recommendation is to keep (or start) watering your lawn to avoid significant winter injury.  Jason DeRusha addressed this issue last night on his “Good Question” segment.  Follow the link below:

WCCO’s Good Question with Jason DeRusha

It’s Time to Start Watering

By Sam Bauer

With a 3 inch rainfall deficit in August and almost 1.5 inches below average in September already, water is going to be the most important component of your lawn maintenance program this fall.  Dr. Eric Watkins, Associate Professor of Turfgrass Breeding and Genetics, discusses the issue on WCCO:

Fall Watering