University of Illinois Extension

Archives for September 2019

September 26, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Garden cleanup is the topic this week from Richard Hentschel, Illinois Extension Educator. Given our weather pattern this season, consider at least the beginnings of a cleanup effort. Some vegetables are done for the season, annual beds have lost their attractiveness, and lots of perennials have finished for the year. With less hours of daylight, getting in one or two hours during the week is enough time to at least start and then you can avoid worrying so much about weekend weather too.

 
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September 12, 2019
Richard Hentschel

Green Side Up host Richard Hentschel talks about the increased amounts of decay fungi present during this season due to the weather patterns. Cool, moist conditions really promote natural decay. Sometimes seeing those mushrooms in the landscape are telltale signs of hidden trouble like root, crown and trunk decay. Some decay fungi are less concerning like slime molds in mulched landscape beds or mushroom in the lawn following the decaying roots left behind after tree removal.

 
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