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Ray Ridlen

Ray Ridlen

 

Ray has been an educator with the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Service for the past 20 years. In this capacity, Ray has served the people of Oklahoma in both the horticulture and agriculture fields. His long-time expertise in areas of gardening, landscaping, pest control, plant selection and plant maintenance has made him one of the best-known public figures of horticulture in this area. In addition, Ray is the advisor for the Oklahoma County Master Gardener program, which is the largest and most active program of its kind in the state. Ray is also heard on the “Gardening Show” on KTOK, where he makes a guest appearance quite frequently to help aid Oklahoma’s gardeners on a variety of topics.


Trees and perennials provide fall color

By Ray Ridlen Every season has beauty—a drive through the countryside reveals natural changes in the landscape. Oaks, elms, maples and sumac all blend together to create a fall bouquet. Trees provide s

 




183 Articles:

OCT 20, 2014 —Overseeding tall fescue lawns

By Ray Ridlen is a good maintenance practice, and this one step will do more to improve the quality of your lawn than almost anything else you can do. Overseeding lawns is really just spreadi [Read More]



OCT 6, 2014 —Transplanting shrubs

By Ray Ridlen As often happens in the home garden, some shrubs have to be moved to a new location for any variety of reasons. Careful attention to recommended practices (root pruning, methods of digging and root protection) will improve th [Read More]



SEP 22, 2014 —Voles in your garden

By Ray Ridlen You are sitting on your back porch and you see what looks like a small rat run from a tunnel under your steps, only to disappear into the mulch or vegetation of your garden. Its tail is shorter than a rat, and it looks more l [Read More]



SEP 8, 2014 —Tomato fungus

By Ray Ridlen Home vegetable growers sometimes have problems with fungal disease on their tomatoes. It is important to identify what kind of rot is affecting your tomatoes. If the rot appears at the blossom end of the fruit, it is possible you are deali [Read More]



SEP 8, 2014 —Gardening tips for September

By Ray Ridlen September gives us many nice days to work in the garden. Crops started in August may need cultivation. It may be time to harvest and store onions. If you have a fall garden started, you may be thinking how you [Read More]



AUG 25, 2014 —The lawn in August

By Ray Ridlen There is a tendency in late summer to ease up on maintaining the lawn. Some will be cutting back on mowing, watering, fertilizing and generally let their lawn go. While there may be reasons for cutting back on watering, your lawn [Read More]



JUL 28, 2014 —The graceful iris

By Ray Ridlen Irises are excellent perennials for the home gardener. These long lived plants require very little care and bloom when few other plants do after spring flowering bulbs and before phlox. There are virtually several thousand varietie [Read More]



JUL 14, 2014 —Garden tips for July

By Ray Ridlen July is a busy month for gardeners. Here are some suggestions for caring for your vegetables, fruit, landscape and lawn this month. Vegetables Maintain frequent, shallow cultivation. Keep an eye out for corn earworm, cucum [Read More]



JUN 30, 2014 —Maintaining the vegetable garden

By Ray Ridlen Perhaps by this time you have been enjoying some of the fruits of your vegetable garden. Onions, radishes, lettuce, perhaps even some strawberries have graced your table. Some of these crops are still [Read More]



JUN 2, 2014 —Composting for homeowners


MAY 19, 2014 —ABCs of fertilizer


MAY 5, 2014 —Growing tomatoes in the garden


APR 7, 2014 —Help for spring 'dead spot' in lawn


FEB 24, 2014 —Home preservation of pecans


FEB 10, 2014 —Garden tips for February


FEB 10, 2014 —Plant bulbs for early spring color


JAN 27, 2014 —Mole management presents a challenge for homeowners


JAN 13, 2014 —Winter weeds in the lawn


DEC 30, 2013 —Gardening tips for January


DEC 2, 2013 —Gardening tips for December


NOV 18, 2013 —Manure safety in the garden


OCT 21, 2013 —Mushrooms


OCT 7, 2013 —Home garden greenhouses


SEP 9, 2013 —Mementos not to bring back from vacation


AUG 26, 2013 —Birds help control insects


AUG 12, 2013 —Garden tips for August


JUL 29, 2013 —Selecting the right hoe for the job


JUL 15, 2013 —Garden tips for July


JUL 1, 2013 —Diagnosing plant problems


JUN 17, 2013 —Garden tips for June


JUN 3, 2013 —Garden tips for May


MAY 20, 2013 —May is a busy month for gardeners


MAY 6, 2013 —Onion care and handling


APR 29, 2013 —Fences, walls and boundaries


APR 22, 2013 —Container plants


APR 8, 2013 —Planting, caring for azaleas


APR 8, 2013 —Controlling lace bugs


MAR 25, 2013 —Automatic irrigation tips for lawn and landscape


FEB 25, 2013 —Tree care for February


FEB 11, 2013 —Starting seeds indoors


FEB 4, 2013 —Tune your landscape like an instrument


JAN 28, 2013 —Caring for damaged trees


JAN 21, 2013 —Prevent winter injury to plants


JAN 14, 2013 —Salt: A winter hazard for your plants


JAN 7, 2013 —The winter landscape


DEC 31, 2012 —Decorate a Christmas tree for the birds


DEC 24, 2012 —Managing deer in the landscape


DEC 17, 2012 —Garden tips for December


DEC 10, 2012 —History of poinsettias


DEC 3, 2012 —Gifts for gardeners


NOV 26, 2012 —Planting gardens under trees


NOV 19, 2012 —Garden tips for November


NOV 12, 2012 —Deciding when to replace a tree


OCT 29, 2012 —Fall color with flowers and foliage


OCT 15, 2012 —Inspect landscapes for beetle damage


OCT 8, 2012 —Garden tips for October


OCT 1, 2012 —Trees add value to a landscape


SEP 24, 2012 —Establishing a tall fescue lawn


SEP 10, 2012 —Horticulture tips for September


SEP 3, 2012 —Landscape planning for fall planting


AUG 27, 2012 —Landscapes and hot walls


AUG 20, 2012 —Insect tips for the garden


AUG 13, 2012 —August garden tips


AUG 6, 2012 —Planting around walnut trees


JUL 30, 2012 —Beetles


JUL 23, 2012 —Beneficial insects


JUL 16, 2012 —Summer lawn care


JUL 9, 2012 —Controlling rose rosette disease


JUL 2, 2012 —Controlling spider mites


JUN 25, 2012 —Powdery mildew of ornamentals


JUN 18, 2012 —June garden tips


JUN 11, 2012 —Control of poison ivy difficult


JUN 4, 2012 —Garden plants for kids to grow


MAY 28, 2012 —Caterpillars in trees


MAY 21, 2012 —Azaleas bring color to yards


MAY 14, 2012 —May gardening tips


MAY 7, 2012 —Selecting and planting shrubs


APR 30, 2012 —Tent caterpillar in attack mode


APR 16, 2012 —Control insects in the garden


APR 9, 2012 —April is National Lawn Care Month


MAR 26, 2012 —Keeping lawns 'weed free'


MAR 19, 2012 —Planting potatoes in the home garden


MAR 12, 2012 —March ideal time to augment soil


MAR 5, 2012 —Plan to plant strawberries


FEB 27, 2012 —Adding gypsum to clay-like soil offers little benefit


FEB 20, 2012 —Cole crops and planting cool-season vegetables


FEB 13, 2012 —Watering your lawn in the winter


FEB 6, 2012 —Gardening tips for February


JAN 30, 2012 —Growing vegetable transplants


JAN 23, 2012 —Time to prune



JAN 16, 2012 —Gophers, moles, and voles


JAN 9, 2012 —January gardening tips


JAN 2, 2012 —Landscape tree hazards


DEC 26, 2011 —Culinary herbs and edible flowers


DEC 19, 2011 —Horticulture tips for December


DEC 12, 2011 —Use windbreaks for winter savings


DEC 5, 2011 —Storing pesticides safely


NOV 28, 2011 —Landscapes for dogs


NOV 21, 2011 —Controlling venomous spiders


NOV 14, 2011 —Garden tips for November


OCT 31, 2011 —Diagnosing common pine problems


OCT 24, 2011 —Combating home invaders


OCT 17, 2011 —Garden tips for October


OCT 10, 2011 —Using cover crops to improve garden soil


SEP 26, 2011 —Cool-season lawn planting and renovation


SEP 19, 2011 —Horticulture tips for September


SEP 12, 2011 —Planning landscapes for fall planting


SEP 5, 2011 —Trees and shrubs for dry sites


AUG 29, 2011 —Flowers for dry sites


AUG 22, 2011 —Dividing irises and daylilies


AUG 15, 2011 —Garden tips for August


AUG 8, 2011 —Preparing for fall gardening


AUG 1, 2011 —Summer gardening tips


JUL 25, 2011 —Drought stress weakens plants


JUL 18, 2011 —Timing influences quality when harvesting vegetables


JUL 11, 2011 —Protect your garden from pests


JUL 4, 2011 —Controlling bagworms and ticks


JUN 27, 2011 —Controlling a bug that kills trees


JUN 20, 2011 —June lawn care


JUN 13, 2011 —Gardening in June


JUN 6, 2011 —Manage spring dead spot disease


MAY 30, 2011 —Mulching is a valuable gardening practice


MAY 23, 2011 —Caterpillar and bagworm control


MAY 16, 2011 —May gardening tips


MAY 9, 2011 —Tips for growing peaches


MAY 2, 2011 —Beneficial bugs battle insect pests


APR 25, 2011 —Raised bed gardening


APR 18, 2011 —Hypoxylon canker is harmful to oaks


APR 11, 2011 —April is a busy month for gardeners





MAR 28, 2011 —Making your garden inviting to hummingbirds


MAR 21, 2011 —Perennials for spring division


MAR 14, 2011 —Selecting the best seeds, plant sources


MAR 7, 2011 —March gardening tasks abound


FEB 28, 2011 —Consider planting strawberries


FEB 21, 2011 —Spring is around the corner


FEB 7, 2011 —Time to prune


JAN 31, 2011 —Gardening tasks don't end in winter


JAN 24, 2011 —Preparing soil for planting


JAN 17, 2011 —Pruning woody ornamentals


JAN 10, 2011 —Applying herbicide and fertilizer separately may be more effective than combining


JAN 3, 2011 —Time is nearing for weed control


DEC 27, 2010 —Growing holiday cacti


DEC 20, 2010 —Controlling moles and gophers


DEC 13, 2010 —Mushrooms are in abundance now


DEC 13, 2010 —Start a compost pile this fall


DEC 6, 2010 —Overwintering of tropical plants


NOV 29, 2010 —Tree pruning


NOV 22, 2010 —Leaves: A gardener's gold


NOV 15, 2010 —Creating a compost pile


NOV 8, 2010 —Protect landscape plants in winter


NOV 1, 2010 —Plant spring flowering bulbs now


OCT 25, 2010 —Preparing bermudagrass for winter


OCT 18, 2010 —Mushrooms appearing


OCT 11, 2010 —Assessing tree planting sites


OCT 4, 2010 —Turning pin oaks green


SEP 27, 2010 —Controlling scorpions


SEP 13, 2010 —When pine tree needles turn yellow


SEP 6, 2010 —Growing shade-tolerant lawns


AUG 23, 2010 —Fall pre-emergent weed control


AUG 23, 2010 —Is it pine wilt?


AUG 9, 2010 —Preventing drought stress in plants


AUG 2, 2010 —Get ready for fall gardening


JUL 26, 2010 —Summer care for the vegetable garden


JUL 5, 2010 —Bagworm infestations have negative impact on Oklahoma's trees


JUN 28, 2010 —Natural methods best for controlling aphids


MAY 31, 2010 —Take steps to control mosquitoes


MAY 17, 2010 —Using broadleaf herbicides


APR 19, 2010 —Topping trees is a common but harmful pruning practice


APR 12, 2010 —Managing sprinkler irrigation systems


MAR 15, 2010 —Soil testing: A first step to a beautiful yard


MAR 1, 2010 —Pruning roses


MAR 8, 2010 —It is soon to be potato time


MAR 1, 2010 —Pruning roses


FEB 15, 2010 —Talking tomatoes in February?


FEB 8, 2010 —If it's Valentine's Day, it's time for onions


FEB 1, 2010 —Using hardiness and heat zone maps


JAN 25, 2010 —Growing vegetable transplants


JAN 18, 2010 —What's in a name?


JAN 11, 2010 —Reflowering your poinsettia after Christmas


JAN 4, 2010 —Cactus can make beautiful Christmastime plant


DEC 28, 2009 —The "Christmas Tree" Story

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