University of Illinois Extension

Archives for May 2011

May 26, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses factors used to select the best tree for your yard. Topics include soil types, sun and shade patterns, the kind of shade desired, and other factors when planning for trees.

 
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May 19, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses lawn and garden weeds (like chickweed and crabgrass), quackgrass, overseeding, topdressing, and slit seeding.

 
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May 12, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses average frost free date and what that means. He also talks about what kind of vegetables should be out in the garden now, how to protect vegetables from unexpected cold, and some of our favorite kind of annual and perennial flowers for the home landscape.

 
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May 5, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses yard activities that can be done as the weather continues to moderate to better gardening conditions. He talks about the average frost free date and those plants that should go out into the garden, early lawn activites, recovering from vole damage in the lawn, and winter disease damage.

 
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