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Mitigating Winter Damage to Lawns and Gardens

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Abi Skipp

Spring is officially here, but this winter’s bitter cold and heavy snow may have caused damage to trees and shrubs. Desperate for food, deer, rabbits, and voles may have eaten plants they usually leave alone.

In this "horticulture day" edition of Talk of Iowa, guest host Amy Mayer talks with horticulture experts about types of damage from animals, the impact of deep snow and ice on your garden and lawn, and what to monitor as spring unfolds.

Guests include: Richard Jauron, an Iowa State University Extension horticulture specialist, and Aaron Steil, assistant director of Reiman Gardens.

Amy Mayer is a reporter based in Ames