University of Illinois Extension

Archives for December 2011

December 29, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses the many ways to extend the use of your holiday tree once the tree leaves the home. Holiday trees can be used for wildlife habitats, feeding stations, or other ways in the home landscape.

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December 22, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses how insects spend the winter. Some go south just like us; the rest of them go dormant in a variety of forms and locations outdoors.

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December 15, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses the basics of using firewood during the winter months, including how firewood is sold and the qualities a homeowner should be looking for.

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December 8, 2011

Richard Hentschel discusses several late-season gardening topics: the importance of watering to the survival of fall-planted trees, shrubs, needle and broadleaved evergreens; feeding of your existing estalished plants; and garden tool care.

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December 1, 2011

Richard Hentschel and Laura Barr discuss managing pantry pests after the holiday baking season is over. How you store partially used bake goods makes a big difference. Understanding pantry pest live cycles will give you an advantage in how to control them.

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