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Garlic Mustard

by Karen Weiland, Advance Master Gardener

Garlic mustard is considered one of the most invasive, non-native plants in Indiana.  This plant is self fertile and very hard to get rid of once it has established itself.  Non-native, invasive species are organisms brought to an area that have become serious environmental pests.  One reason for their successful spread is that there is no natural control such as parasites, pathogens, predators or herbivores to control their growth.

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Tree Planting Basics

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener Arbor Day is on Sunday, April 28th an I cannot think of any better way to celebrate it than to plant a tree or two.  Along with adding beauty and value to ones home, trees also provide shade and wind protection for many years if given the proper start.   …

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Surfacing of Tree Roots

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       I’m sure all of you have witnessed, at one time or another, the buckling of concrete sidewalks and paved driveways due to roots from a nearby tree.  Tree roots will also sometimes surface in lawns, causing a nuisance when trying to mow the grass. There a …

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