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Natural Lawn Care Survey

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this podcast Sarah Zack, Pollution Prevention Specialist for University of Illinois Extension, requests listeners take the survey located at http://go.illinois.edu/lawn.


Managing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

Posted: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this podcast Extension Educator, Environmental and Energy Stewardship, Ashley Belle explains the importance of reducing our Municipal Solid Waste. She also points out some ways that we can make those reductions.


How to Spot Winter Damage this Spring

Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Host Richard Hentschel discusses plants in the home landscape damaged by this winter's severe conditions. Tree, shrub, perennial flowers and small fruits have all suffered some level of damage. Learn what this means for the future, and learn what to look for by mid-June. Hentschel also addresses our USDA hardiness zone map and why we may have brought on some this damage ourselves.


Rain, Rain, Go Away

Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel talks about our wet weather, how different types of soil handle the rain, and how it impacts planting and growing this spring. He also touches on what earthworms and ants are doing this season.


Native Plant Selection

Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this podcast Extension Educator in Natural Resources, Erin Medvecz explains what to look for in plants to add your landscaping this spring. Native plants are not all the same.