University of Illinois Extension

Archives for September 2014

September 25, 2014

Richard Hentschel, Host of Green Side Up discusses planting trees, shrubs and evergreens. Fall is a great time to plant with the cooler temperatures and rainfall. Plants are often sold as balled and burlapped and container grown. Those differences impact how quickly your plants will recover. Other differences will be how you treat and plant balled and burlapped and containerized plants. Soils and locations can make a big difference on how well a plant does.

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September 18, 2014

Richard Hentschel discussed how the rain has benefitted our lawns. Richard also talks about recycling those grass clippoings and differences between organic and inorganic sources of nutritition for the lawn. This weather will promote good turf growth to fill in any bare spots from a weed control treatment. Lawn insects have really not been an issue this summer.

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