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In The Backyard

Horticulture columns and tips done on a timely basis

Things To Do List

Posted by John Fulton -

The infamous "to do" list can cause consternation, confrontation, and confusion. Hopefully a few reminders every now and then will help you avoid the 3-c problems.

  • Finish up pruning deciduous trees and shrubs. Buds are beginning to swell on early species. If you want some further instruction or assistance, we will be having a pruning clinic at the Extension Office Tuesday, March 16, from 9-10. Eric Jenkins, spring intern through a college program, will be presenting with me. No reservations are needed, and samples will be brought to the office for the demonstration.
  • Get prepared for the spring turf preparation season. The recommended dates run from March 15 to about April 1. This short time window will be the best time to do spring seeding, renovation such as plugging or dethatching, and other intensive operations. Next week I will cover more on these topics.
  • Check out the horticulture telenet series at our website: http://web.extension.illinois.edu/logan/factsheets/hort_env569.html or pick up a brochure at the office. The next session will be A Gardener's Guide to Plant Propagation on March 23 at 1. Cost is $5 per person, and just call by the day before to register.


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