University of Illinois Extension

Archives for June 2015

June 18, 2015

Host Richard Hentschel talks about weeds in the home landscape and why they seem to be worse. Managing the weeds while they are very is much simpler and easier than when they are mature. Removing seed heads if the weeds get ahead of us is the one best practice you can do.

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June 11, 2015

Richard Hentschel host of Green Side Up, talks this week about taking care of the home fruit orchard. Cover sprays are applied to protect the developing fruit during the growing season and those sprays are more frequent in the spring and lessen as the season progresses. Home orchardists would typically use a combination product containing insecticides and fungicides.

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June 4, 2015

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up addresses what to do with our spring flowering bulbs once the bloom show fades. Bulb foliage should be left alone to yellow; brown and collapse on its own to ensure the leaves have re supplied the bulb with energy so we have another great show in 2016. Deadheading any flowers that are forming seeds is another way to conserve nutrition for the bulb.

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