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Snakes play an important role in ecosystems including our gardens. Here, John shares a bit more information about that role and what we can do to support snakes in our yards.

With much of Nebraska ensconced in drought, water conservation is once again an important topic. Lawn and landscape watering is by far the highest summer water use in most Great Plains communities. A good example is in Lincoln where citizens are now using about 70 million gallons of water per day which is about 5 times the amount of water used on an average day in winter and spring before lawn irrigation starts.

Weeds are hard to manage, but do we need to manage them all? Justin gives us some grace as he talks through weeds to work with and weeds to work against.