Nebraska Extension creates new opportunity for real-time answers to flood-related lawn, landscape questions

Lincoln, Neb., May 9, 2019 – Nebraska Extension is offering a new opportunity to help homeowners get the answers they need following Nebraska’s historic flooding. The Lawn & Landscapes Flood Recovery hotline and video chat will be available May 13-18 to provide information on flood-related lawn and landscape topics.

“We want to help Nebraskans understand the effects of flooding on gardens, lawns, landscapes and trees,” said David Lott, horticulture educator with Nebraska Extension. “We recognize that people are still in need of assistance following the flood, and this is one more way that Extension is lending a hand.”

Nebraska Extension educators will be available by either phone or online video chat to discuss the lawn and landscape issues people are facing, and management strategies to consider moving forward. Participants with computer access are encouraged to share photos of their landscapes using the video chat option.

Catalpa ice damage close up
The after-effects of flooding include severe ice damage and heavy sand sediment beneath this catalpa, which  may result in its death. 

Educators will be available to answer questions May 13-17 from 4 – 6 p.m. CT, and on May 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. To visit with an Extension expert over the phone, call 1-646-876-9923 and use the meeting ID 810 276 847. To participate using the online video chat, connect with Educators via Zoom at go.unl.edu/floodedlandscapes.

Nebraskans can always get answers to lawn and landscape questions through Backyard Farmer, Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Educational Television’s popular gardening show. Backyard Farmer airs live Thursdays on NET1 at 7:00 p.m. CT from April through September. Call the live show with your question at 1-800-676-5446. Questions can also be submitted prior to the show via email at byf@unl.edu.

The Lawn & Landscapes Flood Recovery is just one of the many ways that Nebraska Extension is helping Nebraskans recover from the flood. For more information and flood-related resources for individuals and families, homeowners, businesses, and farmers and ranchers, visit flood.unl.edu.

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