Plants & Pests with Nicole

July 2023

Upcoming Events

  • Nicole Out of the Office July 3-4th for vacation
  • The Extension office is closed July 4th
  • Gage County Fair July 26-30 Nicole will be in the office but question response will be slow from the 24-31st.
  • Nicole Out of the Office August 4-17th for Vacation and Conference.
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Summer Landscaping

Summer landscapes and gardens are in full swing now. The biggest issue many places are facing is the drought, but there are other things to deal with in your gardens other than just irrigation. Here are a few things to do in your landscape or garden. Continue Reading.

White Grubs

Summer is in full swing. With the continued drought plaguing our lawns and gardens, there may be some brown spots showing up in your lawn. This may just be due to the lack of moisture in the soil, but it could also be from white grubs and now is the time to treat your lawn for them.

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About Nicole

Nicole Stoner is the Horticulture Extension Educator located in Gage County, serving Southeast Nebraska. Nicole's focus areas include trees, shrubs, lawns, gardens, and insects. Nicole obtained her Master's Degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for Horticulture with a minor in Insect Science, she also has Bachelor's Degrees from UNL in both areas. Nicole is also an ISA Certified Arborist and has her Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ).