University of Illinois Extension

Archives for October 2011

October 27, 2011

Richard Hentschel covers several different fall yard activities including planting spring-flowering bulbs and planting shade trees correctly for the long term health.

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October 20, 2011

Richard Hentschel talks about late season vegetable gardening, including how long you can continue to harvest root crops and ways to leave them in the garden to harvest in december and January; how to handle crops like cabbage and Swiss chard; and what to do with the gardening tools after the season is over.

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October 13, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses fall lawn care. Late summer and fall practices make a big difference in how the lawn will look in the spring, Mowing, fall fertilization and lawn equipment maintenance is discussed.

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October 6, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses how to manage summer flowering bulbs, including when to dig and how to store properly for Spring 2012. Spring flowering bulbs can be planted until the ground freezes this fall.

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