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Seasonal FAQs: Early Spring 2019

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

GSU host Richard Hentschel covers a few popular annual questions, including crabgrass, fruit tree sprays and getting the vegetable garden started from seed.


Finishing Up Feeder Season

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Horticulture Educator Richard Hentschel talks about doing some needed maintenance on the bird feeder for the rest of the 2019 feeding season, and ways to deal with the spent hulls underneath the feeder in the lawn and on the patio.


Winter Impact on Your Trees, Plants

Posted: Friday, April 12, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Host of Green Side Up Richard Hentschel discusses how very cold winter temperatures affect flower bud survival and what it takes to bring our plants out of dormancy.


Natural Lawn Care

Posted: Monday, March 25, 2019 | podcast: Spotlight on Natural Resources

In this edition of Spotlight on Natural Resources, Allison Neubauer from University of Illinois Extension talks about early spring natural lawn care. She covers weed suppression and aeration.


Fruit Tree Decisions

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Illinois Extension Educator Richard Hentschel discusses several areas when it comes to the home orchard. Tree size, space needed, and pollination requirements are all key to enjoying the home orchard. Home orchards should consider using dwarf or semi-dwarf varieties to save space and allow for more trees. Disease resistance makes for easier disease management.


Breaking the Garden Catalog Code

Posted: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | podcast: Green Side Up

Green Side Up Host Richard Hentschel talks about gardening catalogs, and explains some of those elusive initials and numbers that follow variety names. All those characters mean good things when it comes to growing those vegetables and flowers, but it is important to know their meanings.