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June/July 2005

Last Issue
Use Mosquito Repellents Appropriately
Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Garlic Mustard

April/May 2005

Discouraging Canada Geese
Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Springtime Is Rose Time

February/March 2005

Repair Storm Damaged Trees with Care
Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Think Summer, Buy Summer Bulbs Now
Winter Damage to Home Lawns

December 2004 - January 2005

Choosing a Christmas Tree Variety
Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Catalogs Are Arriving, Plan Your Spring Garden Now
Keeping Holiday Plants
Prevent Ice and Snow Damage to Trees and Shrubs

October/November 2004

Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Does Your Ash Tree Have the Emerald Ash Borer?
Harvesting and Storing Pumpkins, Winter Squash, and Gourds

August/September 2004

Pet Waste and Water Quality
Diseases and Insects of Shrubs and Small Trees
Fall Garden Wrap-Up
Managing Thatch in Home Lawns

June - July 2004

Prevent Garlic Mustard from Setting Seeds
Gypsy Moth: Know the Facts
Wetlands and Mosquitoes
Understanding Herbicides
Choosing Home Lawn Care Services

April - May 2004

Foolproof Perennials
Plants, Septic and Failures
Can I Prune Now?
Selecting Trees

February - March 2004

Seed Starting
It’s Never Too Early to Prepare to Compost
Season Extenders
Winter Damage to Home Lawns

December - January 2003

Stacking Up Firewood for Winter
House Plant Care
Holiday Legends
Winter Injury on Arborvitae

October - November 2003
Fall Fertilizing
Does Your Ash Tree Have the Emerald Ash Borer?
Chrysanthemums
Protect Home From Crickets

August - September 2003
Cytospora Canker of Spruce Living with Snakes
Late Summer Perennial Gardening Tips
Dealing with White Grubs in Lawns
Pine Wilt

June 2003 - July 2003
Herbs
"Pretty" Purple Plants Can be Pesky Plants
Long Term Planning Leads to Successful Gardening
Honey Bees, Wasps and More
Rust Diseases on Home Lawns

April 2003 - May 2003
Planting Trees
Prevent Garlic Mustard from Setting Seed
The Roses Are Coming
Unusual Vegetables

February 2003 - March 2003
Cut-Flower Care
Did the Cold Hurt My Plants?
Tri-State Forestry Conference Scheduled
Winter Gardening Tips
Lawn Grasses for Northern Illinois

December 2002 - January 2003
Choosing A Christmas Tree Variety
Poinsettias
More Holiday Plants
Winter Interest

October - November 2002
Protect Home from Crickets
Broadleaf Weed Problems in Lawns
Can I Keep It Through the Winter?
It Has Been a Rough Year
Winter Damage to Home Lawns

August - September 2002
"Pretty" Purple Plants Can Be Pesky
Rust Diseases on Home Lawns
Spring Bulbs
Late Summer ‘Do’s and ’Don’t’s
Fall Lawn Care

June - July 2002
Prevent Garlic Mustar from Setting Seeds
Plant a Buddleia for a Great Display
June Means Roses
The Other 'Bulbs'

April - May 2002:
Viburnums: Shrubs with Four Season Interest

Discouraging Canada Geese
Yellowjacket Control—Now is the Best Time to Do It
Growing Orchids

February - March 2002
Starting From Seed
Can I Prune Now?
Lady Beetles Housing in Illinois
New Septic System Publication
Weird Weather

December 2001 - January 2002
Pointsettas Are Here
Buying Fresh Christmas Trees
Winter Weather & Plants
Pesticide Licensing in Illinois
Winter Deer Feeding

October - November 2001
Preparing Plants for Winter
Heating with Wood Needs Care and Consideration
Amaryllis for Winter Beauty
Understanding Fall Color

August - September 2001
Watering Correctly Saves Time, Money, and Plants
Gourd Success Includes Proper Harvest & Handling
Harvesting & Handling Sunflowers
Early Fall Key Time for Lawn Fertilization
Control Perennial Grassy Weeds

June - July 2001
Summer Mole Problems
Summer Lawn Care Tips
Immigrant Plants

FAQ’s On White Grubs in Lawns

April - May 2001
Prevent Garlic Mustard from Setting Seeds
Perennial Gardens with a Purpose
Garden Styles
Preventing Crabgrass Problems in Lawns

February - March 2001
Hybrids & Heirlooms
Put the Right Plant In the Right Place
Windbreaks Can Help Save On Energy Costs
Apple Scab & Black Knot

December 2000 - January 2001
Winter Gardening Tips
Plants and Light
Botrytis (Gray Mold): A Disease for Many Plants
Choosng a Christmas Tree Variety
Key Questions for Garden Catalogs

October–November 2000
Recycling Leaves in the Yard
Fall Garden Wrap-Up Checklist
Preparing Lawns for Winter
Pumpkins and Cranberries

August–September 2000
Gypsy Moth: Know the Facts
Flood Tolerant Trees
Saving Seed from the Garden
Ideal Time for Lawn Renovation

June–July 2000
Gardening with Hebs - Part 2
Chlorosis of Landscape Plants
Looking Ahead to White Grub Control

April–May 2000
Gardening with Hebs - Part 1
Discouraging Canada Geese
Needle Evergreen Diseases
May Insect Problems

February–March 2000
Are You Ready to Garden?
Pros & Cons of Snow
Color in the Flower Garden
Butterfly Gardening