University of Illinois Extension

Archives for June 2011

June 30, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses the care of spring-flowering bulbs after bloom and care of other spring-blooming perennials. Bulbs need to have all their leaves as long as possible. Deadheading other perennials puts more food into the roots and prepares the plant for more blooms next spring.

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June 23, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses the benefits of pruning spring flowering shrubs shortly after they have bloomed and other general cultural management strategies dealing with insects and disease

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June 16, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses blossom end rot, a common problem on tomato fruits and other vegetables.

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June 9, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses changes in fertilizers due to the Illinois Phosphorus Law and what it means for homeowners and commerical lawn care companies. He also discusses differences in formulations, organic, transitional and inorganic forms of plant food.

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June 2, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses balled and burlapped trees and container-grown trees, including their differences and similarities in how they are grown and the way to properly plant each type in your yard.

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