Ask a Master Gardener-Groundcovers

The most common groundcover is the grass in our lawns. While turf grass has its place in the landscape there are numerous groundcover options available for those places grass may not grow like under a shade tree, or where mowing is difficult such as a steep slope.

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Ask A Master Gardener-Making A Rock Garden

Sometimes gardeners are faced with less than ideal conditions and cannot plant a traditional garden. When the best crop in a location is rocks, the area is on a sunny slant which does not hold turf well, and the soil is just plain poor, perhaps a rock garden is the best solution.

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Four Area Youth Earn WI 4-H Key Award

Four area youth were awarded the Wisconsin 4-H Key Award at the Dodge County 4-H Achievement and Community Builders Banquet on October 23rd in Juneau. Madeline McGauley of Beaver Dam, Emma Meyer of Iron Ridge, Dylon Pokorny of Waupun, and Nicole Wenzel of Mayville were selected as the Dodge County Wisconsin 4-H Key Award winners for 2016.

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