Host Richard Hentschel discusses several areas in the home landscape. Lots of our annuals and newly planted perennials have not established the expected root systems with all the rain earlier and are looking a bit lackluster. Lawns have had mushrooms growing in them. This can be a natural event as the thatch layer decays. What also has been showing up are the mushrooms from decaying roots of the ash trees. Bagworms are active right now and while small, can be handpicked.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.