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๐Ÿ”Š What are thrillers, spillers and fillers? In today's show, Don and John give you some ideas on what to put in your pots and talk about how to give them the best care.
Choosing which hot peppers to grow can be fun. Some of the more commonly grown hot peppers include ancho, chili, poblano, habanero, jalapeรฑo and hot banana.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler answers questions about treating arborvitae winter damage and the best time to divide peonies. He also identifies the white-flowered trees currently in bloom around town.
Garden columnist Don Kinzler says watering a new tree immediately after the planting operation is a key to success. He offers tips for how much water to give and how often to repeat the process.

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๐Ÿ”Š Don and John tackle turf in this episode, giving you the knowhow you need to get the sharpest blades on the block.
Unfortunately, potted bulbs rarely bloom the following season since they didnโ€™t grow outside in full sun, but it can still be a fun experiment.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler revisits the causes and remedies for patchy lawns this spring, shares additional tips for coaxing carrot seed to germinate, and more.
Gardening columnist Don Kinzler writes about shrubs commonly used for hedges in the Upper Midwest. He also offers tips for creating a hedge.
๐Ÿ”Š Don and John tackle turf in this episode, giving you the knowhow you need to get the sharpest blades on the block.
The most important time to fertilize is in mid to late September. That feeding replenishes depleted nutrients and gives the grass plants time to take up and store the food.

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Fielding Questions columnist Don Kinzler explains what can be done about nightcrawlers, when best to fertilize lawns with Milorganite and methods for growing carrots.
Growing Together columnist Don Kinzler breaks down why local lawns are ailing and what homeowners can do to restore the yards.
๐Ÿ”Š Don and John are joined by Audrey Gilbraith for a rundown of the exciting new annuals, vegetables, perennials and more available this season.

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