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Waynedale Outdoors Guide

Enjoy outdoors activities like gardening, camping, hiking and more? This section is for you! These articles contain the latest local outdoors news and entertainment from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana area.

WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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Don't Top Trees!

Never cut main branches back to stubs. The sight of topped trees is all too common in the communities and along the roadways of America—trunks with stubby limbs standing naked in the landscape, trees stripped of all dignity and grace. Trees are often topped because they grow into utility wires, interfere with views or solar collectors, or simply grow so large that they worry the landowner. But, as one arborist has said, "Topping is the absolute worst thing you can do for the...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS

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FALL BULB STORY 

It's not too late to plant Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus, and a variety of other fall bulbs to create a spectacular spring flower show. Bulbs are relatively easy to plant and care for, offering years of repeat-and often multiplying-beauty. Since bulbs look better when planted in masses (at least 12 of any one variety, or even hundreds to make a profound show), the planting process can be quite time consuming. It is a determined and faithful gardener who enjoys planting bulbs...

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INDIANA DEER HARVEST REPORT

Deer check stations around Indiana reported 2,537 deer taken by archery hunters in the first week of archery season (Oct. 1-7). "Deer hunters are having a typical season so far," said Zach Walker, DNR wildlife research biologist. "We will have better information about deer harvest trends as the season continues and we get reports from more check stations."

Walker predicts that bow hunters will take around 21,000 deer in the early archery...

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WAYNEDALE GARDENERS FALL LAWN CARE

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provided by Umber's Ace Hardware

 

Fall is the single best time of the year to fertilize your lawn. You will see great benefits from starting a lawn care program, or supplementing one, by feeding the grass in the fall. During the fall the top growth of leaves slows, but the growth of the roots and rhizomes increases.

Umber's Ace Hardware recommends two feedings: one between now and October 1st with Scott's Super Turf Builder Lawn Fertilizer and one about 8 weeks later with Super...

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FEAST OF THE HUNTERS' MOON

 

Tippecanoe County Historical Association's Feast Of The Hunters' Moon will be held Saturday, October, 13 (9am to 5pm) & Sunday, October 14 (9am to 4pm) at Fort Ouiatenon, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Step back into time and experience life at a French outpost along the Wabash River during the 1700s. What a sensory threat for you and your family! You'll see the pageantry and splendor of authentic dress-whether French fur trader, Native American, or colonial British...

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