Conservation Conversation    

                        with the Ladue Garden Club                         

 

Weed control, fertilizing, pest and disease management top our garden "To Do" lists at this time of year.  Let's think how we can best approach each of these areas.  

 

The first step is prevention: establish and maintain healthy plants because healthy plants are better able to resist insects and diseases and compete with weeds.  Secondly, familiarize yourself with the concept of IPM: Integrated Pest Management.   Click here to read the attached information from Univ. of MO Extension Services on IPM.   This is an effective and environmentally sensitive approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common sense practices.  The concepts behind this system will help us make conservation minded decisions that will benefit our yards, our neighborhoods, and our community.  

 

Conservation Tip of the Month - Skip the Rake and Leave the Leaves

Leaving the leaves on the ground can actually be an effective method of building soil and supporting a healthy yard.  Think about the natural forest floor where fallen leaves act as a physical layer of organic materials above ground, providing food, shelter, and nesting or bedding materials to a variety of wildlife.  Whatever you do, please don't bag them up.  Use this free resource as a natural mulch in garden beds or add them to your compost pile.


Upcoming Events

March 27
City Council Meeting
4:00 PM
9345 Clayton Road
April 5
Public Works Committee Meeting
8:30 AM
April 6
Architectural Review Board Meeting
8:45 AM
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April 10
Zoning Board of Adjustment
4:00 PM
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April 20
Architectural Review Board Meeting
8:45 AM
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