May 9, 2019

Extension offers real-time answers to flood-related lawn, landscape questions


Nebraska Extension is offering a new opportunity to help homeowners get the answers they need following historic flooding. The Lawn and 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.”

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.

Educators will be available to answer questions from 4 to 6 p.m. CDT May 13-17 and 10 a.m. to noon May 18. 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.

Nebraskans can also get answers to lawn and landscape questions through “Backyard Farmer,” Nebraska Extension and Nebraska Educational Television’s popular gardening show. “Backyard Farmer” airs live at 7 p.m. Thursdays on NET1 from April through September. The number for questions is 1-800-676-5446. Questions can also be submitted before the show via email at

The Lawn and Landscapes Flood Recovery hotline and video chat are two of the many ways Nebraska Extension is helping Nebraskans recover from the flood. Find other flood-recovery resources.