Late season plant care issues are discussed by host Richard Hentschel. Lots of plants put into your yard late in the season will need more care if planted late. Evergreens continue to suffer from the drought of 2012, so be sure you water them well just before you put the hose away. Lawns will continue to grow as long as temperatures allow. Be sure you mow often enough with a sharp blade and keep the underside of the mower deck clean for the best results. Vegetable plants that were diseased this summer should not be composted this year.
Green Side Up is a weekly gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.