By Evelyn Hornbarger
For The Sun-Telegraph 

Local landscaping class helps residents with planting techniques


Evelyn Hornbarger / For The Sun-Telegraph

Galen Wittrock uses an improperly planted dead tree to explain the importance of spreading out the roots of trees when removing them from the tree barrels.

The South Platte Natural Resources District offered a free landscaping class at its office in Sidney on Saturday. The workshop is an annual event that is structured to benefit homeowners on landscaping and water management best practices.

Participants were given information on home gardening techniques including gathering soil pH, utilizing compost, working the soil and watering.

A session led by Lucinda Mays from Chadron State College gave local gardeners several suggestions in managing the alkaline soil, windy conditions and short growing season in the Sidney area.

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