University of Illinois Extension

Archives for October 2017

October 26, 2017
Richard Hentschel

Host Richard Hentschel talks about getting those garden chores done with our recent heavy rains. Lawns have turned green again and mowing should continue. Planting spring flowering bulbs, building or using your compost pile and bins should be ongoing and if needed late season watering of our needle evergreens and established trees is still important

 
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October 19, 2017
Richard Hentschel

Host Richard Hentschel talks about birds, winter bird feeding and keeping the birds watered. He also explores good management when purchasing and storing firewood for the winter. Both activities benefit from a little planning. Bird feeding means dedicating time and resources, and starting soon and continuing all winter long into late spring when Mother Nature can supply the food. For firewood, the best heat means proper moisture content, find of wood and storage.

 
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October 12, 2017
Richard Hentschel

Richard Hentschel, host of Green Side Up, talks about our very recent rains and the gardening and yard activities that will be easier now that our soils are moist again. Find out about lawn work, garden bed clean-up and the plant parts suitable for the compost pile.

 
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October 5, 2017
Richard Hentschel

Many home gardeners are beginning to clean up vegetable beds and others are preparing to deal with all those falling leaves. Host Richard Hentschel outlines what can be added to compost from the yard and garden, including what to avoid and how to maintain pH. In addition, he explains the green-brown rule for composting success.

 
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