In northern Illinois, we currently are in an extended droughty period. This means homeowners need to pay attention to those trees and plants that seem to take care of themselves. When the hose is out, water established trees, shrubs and perennials, as well as new additions and vegetables. Believe it or not, some trees are still recovering from the 2012 drought, five years later, and without extra help now, this period could cause more. Learn about drought, stress signs, and the impact on various types of plants with Richard Hentschel.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.