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Lifestyles

Plant, pest clinic reopens

We’re back! That’s right, after being closed all of last year due to COVID-19, the Mahoning County Extension Office’s Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic is back for 2021. What does this mean for you? The clinic is here to help you with gardening, landscape and pest questions. The clinic ...

Yes, you can grow asparagus

If you wish to grow asparagus, now is the time of year to get started. Because it is possible to have a bed of asparagus that will produce for 20 years, it is important to choose a location that will be useable for that length of time. The site you choose should be sunny and have soil that ...

How do I deal with moss?

Q: I have moss in lawn and in my flowerbeds. What can I do about this? — Lyndsey from Canfield A: Moss is a sign of shade and high moisture. Thus, improving air circulation in the affected area or increasing sunlight exposure may lead the way to reduce the amount of moss. Most of us notice ...

Valley Grows calendar

Great Plants, Great Networks When: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday What: Learn how to select the best plants to benefit pollinators and other beneficial species when space is limited. Where: Zoom video conference Cost: Free Info: 330-533-5538; register at ...

Family enjoys lovely Easter

It is just after 5 a.m. and my husband, Joe, and sons Benjamin, 21, and Joseph, 18, have all left for another day’s work. Daughter Lovina, 16, will be leaving in a half hour for her job. That leaves just me and Loretta. Daughter Verena is still staying with daughter Susan and ...

Health notes

UPDATE YOUR LISTING: To update information, resubmit your health notes by email to tmunnell@tribtoday.com. PUBLIC HEALTH: Mahoning County Public Health, 50 Westchester Drive, Austintown, offers a variety of services from immunizations to environmental and community health programs. For a ...

How do I rid my garden of black ants?

Q: I have noticed black ants in my flower and vegetable garden beds already this year. How can I get rid of them safely? — Carole from Boardman A: Ants are beginning to be a hot topic this year, so you are not alone. Since you have the ants in your soil, they are most likely field ants. ...

It’s almost time for asparagus

Spring is coming! The crocuses have faded and the daffodils and other spring bulbs are in full bloom.That means it is the time to check for asparagus coming up in the asparagus patch. Starting at the beginning of April, a daily check of the patch is in order. Asparagus grows very quickly once ...

Cultivate these garden trends for 2021

Our lives have changed. For many, a new realization of just what is important. For me, that has been an even stronger connection with nature. I know people who never gardened before gave it a try. Some met with great success, others not so much. But sales of seeds, garden supplies are booming ...

Valley Grows calendar

Here are upcoming gardening events through the Ohio State University Mahoning County Extension Office. For more information and a complete list, contact the extension office, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield, at 330-533-5538. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Walk-in plant and pest ...