Dr. Dirt: April showers bring May flowers

INDIANAPOLIS - Right now, it looks like a rainy week ahead, which will be good for plants recovering from a hard winter.

The Star Magnolia was again a star among the magnolias. It always seems to dodge the late freezes.

Meanwhile, war has been declared on dandelions. They are actually easy to control with a broadleaf lawn weed killer, and the best plan of attack is in the fall while the plants are small.

If you haven't already treated ash trees for the emerald ash borer, don't delay. There are several do-it-yourself products available and they are easy to apply. Your local arborist can also inject ash trees for two years of control. 

Dr. Dirt will be tip-toeing through the tulips the next two weeks in Europe.

Happy Gardening, Dr. Dirt

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