University of Illinois Extension

Volume 1 Issue 3

Articles in this issue...

To Seed or Not to Seed

When spring arrives, many people think they need to over-seed their lawns even though it is probably not necessary, said James Schuster, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator based in Cook County.

Pruning

Pruning may seem like a natural thing to do in late winter and early spring, but a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator cautions that it depends on what you want to prune.

Selecting a Tree

If you’re thinking of planting a tree this spring, it is worth taking some time to select the right one, said a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator.

Production Tips for Vegetable Gardens

Pruning may seem like a natural thing to do in late winter and early spring, but a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator cautions that it depends on what you want to prune.

Tropical-Looking Plants
for the Garden

Home gardeners might want to consider using some perennials to give their garden a tropical feel, said Greg Stack, University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator based in Cook County.

Roots Count When Buying Plant

When buying bedding plants, what you don’t see in the pot can be the most important thing, cautioned Barbara Bates, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator based in Kane County.

U of I Extension Gardening Websites

Spring not only brings warmer temperatures, melting snow, flowers, and weeds but also questions from the home gardener, said Ron Wolford, University of Illinois Extension urban gardening educator based in Chicago.