University of Illinois Extension

Archives for October 2015

October 29, 2015

Richard Hentschel talks about tools, cleaning, maintenance, the last of the actual ongoing gardeing activities like late planting of the spring bulbs, continuing to mow the lawn as long it is growing. End of season mower maintenance includes cleaning the mower deck, sharpening the blades, adding gasolin storage additives. garden hoses need to be drained and removed from the home

 
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October 22, 2015

Host Richard Hentschel disusses late fall watering and winter protection for trees, shrubs and evergreens, especailly those are newly planted. Watering is also important for our lawns yet this fall. Protection from winter sun and wiind is key for our needle evergreens and broadleaved plants.

 
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October 15, 2015

Richard Hentschel host of Green Side Up discusses October as a good month for planting trees, shrubs and evergreens. Proper planting ensures a good healthy plant by making the transplanting transition as easy as possible. Finding the root flair before you dig the hole so the plant is planted at the correct depth.

 
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October 8, 2015

Host Richard Hentschel talks about the uses of mulches in the home landscape. Mulches benefit the plants and the microbial like within the soil. Organic matter provides the very needed carbon component for the microbes in the soil profile. this time of year mulches serve to protecty new root systems of transplanted trees, shrubs, evergreens and perennials. Mulches as they break down release many nutirents into the soil that are not available through a synthetic fertilizer

 
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