University of Illinois Extension

Archives for October 2012

October 25, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel disusses our summer drought and that our plants have not recovered just because the heat is gone. Fall watering of your trees, shrubs and needle evergreens remains a high proriety for homeowners. Newly planted and existing large trees really need our help. Other fall activies are discussed like spring bulbs, using your composts, protecting shallow rooting plants from heaving out of the ground.

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October 18, 2012

Richard Hentschel discusses making a compost pile from all the great resources that are already in the yard this time of year as gardeners clean up they yard before the weather stops us from working outside. Hentschel talks about location, the kinds of composting done and the structures used for making compost.

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October 11, 2012

Richard Hentschel, host of WDCB Green side up covers planting spring bulbs. Great Spring bulb color starts by planting the bulbs the fall before. There are variety of bulbs available based on early through late spring blooming times. Richard also talks about planting techniques during the program.

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October 4, 2012

Host Richard Hentschel discusses soil testing for the landscape beds, vegetable gardens and the lawn. Soil testing is not needed every year, yet needs to be done every few years to be sure things like pH and the major nutrients are there and in the right amounts. Remedies for changing the pH or nutirents are straight forward and easy.

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