ST. CLOUD, Minn. — University of Minnesota Extension Educators present the second annual Gardening from the Ground Up webinar series. This free webinar series will take place Feb. 16-19 from 1-2:30 p.m. each afternoon. The series will cover a wide variety of topics that are important for any gardener (or homeowner with a yard) to understand.

Feb. 16 — “Starting a Garden from Scratch.” Set your garden up for success from the beginning. Extension Educators Troy Salzer and Claire LaCanne will discuss selecting a site for a new garden and preparing the site for your plants, as well as practices you can use to get your garden off to a good start. 

Feb. 17 — “Selecting and Starting Plants for Your Garden.” Join Extension Educators Robin Trott and Shane Bugeja for a review of seed starting, plant propagation, and selecting the right plant for the right place.

Feb. 18 — “Tree and Shrub Maintenance.” Extension Educators Adam Austing and Karen Johnson will cover some of the best practices to keep plants in your yard healthy and beautiful.

Feb. 19 — “Lawn Care and Pest Management.” Extension Educators Katie Drewitz and Claire LaCanne will talk through best management practices for establishing and maintaining a lawn in Minnesota. Topics will include seeding, mowing, fertilization, watering and weed control. Methods for disease and insect pest management will also be discussed. 

To join all or one of these webinars, go to to register. Pre-registration is required to receive the webinar link. Recordings of the webinars will be sent out at the conclusion of the series.

If you have questions about the webinar series or need assistance with registration, please call Katie Drewitz at or (507) 951-6609.

This article was submitted by University of Minnesota Extension.

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