Lincoln, Neb. —Here is the weekly crop of Master Gardener tips from Nebraska Extension in the Panhandle, relevant to local lawn and garden issues in the High Plains and consistent with research-based recommendations.
Does your landscape need a spring revamp to withstand these dry & windy conditions? By adding new or additional mulch around your perennials early on, you can combat the dry days ahead. Mulch reduces surface evaporation, improves water penetration, protects soil structure and inhibits weed germination. The amount of water needed will decrease. Not only does mulch add curb appeal, but it promotes a sustainable, drought ready, flower bed.