|Look for May, 2013 "Did You Know" tips at links below|
- Agricultural Irrigation
- Crop Production
- Drinking Water
- Lakes / Ponds / Streams
- Lawn and Landscape Irrigation
- Lawns, Landscapes and Gardens
- Livestock Manure Management
- Policy / Law / Economics / Human Behavior
- Stormwater Management
- Wastewater - Domestic Sewage
- Water Basics (groundwater, surface water, hydrology)
- Well and Wellhead Management
NOTE: Most NebGuides are available in a web page html format. If you prefer to print these articles and read offline select the PDF version. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to open and print PDF files. All PDFs are 2-4 pages unless otherwise noted. You can download the current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader at no charge from the Adobe Web site.
NebGuide G1257 Mulches For The Home Landscape
Inorganic and organic mulches can benefit a lawn, garden or field, but must be understood before use if gardeners and landscapers want the best results.
PDF version (1002 KB)
NebGuide G1121 Winter de-icing agents
Slick sidewalks and roads are hazardous. Deicers can help alleviate slick sidewalks and roads by lowering the freezing point of water, and causing ice to melt. However, deicers can affect plants so learn to use them wisely to prevent landscape damage.
PDF version (621 KB)
NebGuide G1747 Trees in Home Landscape
Trees are important parts of home landscapes. Learn the functional and aesthetic benefits of trees, as well as their basic growth and maintenance requirements.
PDF version (1.15 MB)
NebGuide G1557 Planning Your Riparian Buffer: Design and Plant Selection
Learn how to plan and design a riparian buffer and select appropriate tree and grass species.
PDF version (444 KB)
NebGuide G1558 Installing Your Riparian Buffer: Tree and Grass Planting, Postplanting Care and Maintenance
Learn how to install tree and grass plantings for riparian buffers, postplanting care of trees and grasses and long-term buffer maintenance.
PDF version (700 KB)
EC1254 Home Landscapes: Understanding the Basics of Landscape Design
Basic principles of landscape design, including function, repetition, rhythm, unity, balance, color and proportion, and how to apply these principles to enhance your landscape. Well-illustrated with photos and diagrams that help the reader solve landscape challenges and develop a landscape plan. Cost is $6.50. Order at this link or from any Extension agency.
NebGuide G1774 Annuals for Nebraska Landscapes I: Flowering Plants
Learn to select annual flowering plants that are well adapted to Midwestern gardens.
PDF version (636 KB)
NebGuide G1775 Annuals for Nebraska Landscapes II: Foliage, Grasses, Fruit and Vines*
Learn to select annual plants, grown for foliage, vines or fruit, that are well adapted to Midwestern gardens.
PDF version (636 KB)
EC1557 Integrated Turf Management for the Northern Great Plains, Extension Circular
This 254-page book provides indepth information and "how-to" guides for every stage of turfgrass establishment and maintenance. It also includes identification guides and management recommendations for major pests and diseases. Request from any Extension agency or order online. Cost: $25.
NebGuide G1617 Selecting a Lawn Care Company
Discusses reasons for use and critera for selecting a lawn care company.
PDF version (715 KB)
NebGuide G877 Zoysiagrass Lawn Calendar
The maintenance schedule for zoysiagrass.
PDF version (128 KB)
NebGuide 1618 Thatch Prevention & Control
Learn what thatch is, how thatch accumulation damages turfgrass sites, methods for removing heavy layers of thatch and preventing their reoccurrence.
PDF version (410 KB)
NebGuide G1859 Stormwater Management: Landscape Water Conservation
Focuses on water conservation and water runoff from landscapes and their importance to the overall issue of stormwater management.
PDF version (774 KB)
NebGuide G1848 Stormwater Management: Water Pollution and Our Own Yards
Describes practices to reduce water pollution and conserve water resources by reducing the amount of pollutants and runoff water that leave a property.
PDF version (713 KB)
NebGuide G1844 Stormwater Management: Pesticide Use in the Lawn and Garden
Explains how the proper use and application of lawn and garden pesticides can prevent potential water contamination from stormwater runoff.
PDF version (807 KB)
Series of 3 UNL Extension NebGuides on designing and installing rain gardens to provide a functional and aesthetic means for reducing polluted water runoff in urban areas:
- Stormwater Management: Rain Garden Design for Homeowners (PDF version 901KB)
- Stormwater Management: Installing Rain Gardens in Your Yard (PDF version 673KB)
- Stormwater Management: Plant Selection for Rain Gardens in Nebraska (PDF version 624KB)
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