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Wait to Fertilize Your Lawn

With warmer temperatures finally here, you may feel the urge to work outside and maybe even fertilize the lawn. But now is not the time to fertilize! Too much fertilizer in the spring stimulates leaf growth at the expense of root growth. Without good roots, the lawn suffers more from summer drought. The best place […]

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Strategic Thinking with Downtown Road Construction

Road reconstruction is necessary to maintain underground utilities, and enhance safety/traffic flow. One result is an improved image of the community. Yet during this inconvenient time, businesses/organizations/local government have an opportunity to think more strategically about their actions to reduce the negative effect on the community, especially in downtown areas. A few strategies to consider are summarized […]

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It’s Time to Plant Seeds Indoors

Are you planning to start some of your vegetable and flower plants inside this spring? If you haven’t already done so, now is a great time to plant seeds indoors of broccoli, early cabbage, cauliflower, celery, eggplant, and head lettuce.  Peppers may be sown from seed indoors now too, but wait until mid-April to plant […]

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UW-Extension Local Government Center Offering Two Programs in April

The UW-Extension Local Government Center (LGC), which provides local government education, is offering two programs in April as part of their WisLine Teleconference Series. They are “Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin’s Local Governments” and “Case Law and Legislative Update”. In “Advanced Parliamentary Procedure for Wisconsin’s Local Governments”, four sessions will be organized around four principles […]

Waukesha County Community Gardens

Garden Plots Available to Rent

Waukesha County Community Gardens have garden plots available to rent for the 2015 gardening season. Contact Christa at 262/548-7775 or  cthao@waukeshacounty.gov .  To rent a garden, you must be a Waukesha County resident. For more information about the Waukesha County Community Gardens, see http://fyi.uwex.edu/community-gardens/