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Should I prune my rhododendrons and azaleas? — Betsy Smith, Evanston In general, I find that rhododendrons and azaleas do not need a lot of pruning to keep them looking nice in the Chicago area. Azaleas and rhododendrons create their flower...
BROOKINGS - Spring may be behind schedule this year, but when it does arrive SDSU Extension is ready, says Rosie Nold, Ag & Natural Resources Program Director. "Like all services SDSU Extension provides, when it comes to horticulture we have many...
Should I core-aerate my lawn? — Tom Jenkins, Wheeling Core aeration — removing plugs of turf to create many small holes throughout the lawn — is a good practice to include in your maintenance program. Core aeration with proper...
Q: We have a beautiful, full ash tree on the berm in back of our house, which at this point is free from the emerald ash borer. Last summer it was fully leafed out, and we have checked the bark for tell-tale signs of the borer such as small D-shaped...
Dozens of climbers are getting ready to scale the trees at Wheaton's Cantigny Park, but their mission is not child's play. The statewide Illinois Tree Climbing Championship on Saturday will feature professional arborists and tree-trimmers, replicating...
Matt Harsh, co-owner and operator of Chesley Vegetable Farms, a 45-acre fruit and vegetable farm in Washington County, was appointed by Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley as one of five new members of the Young Farmers Advisory Board. The board is...
The Milbank FFA Chapter attended the 85th South Dakota FFA Convention, April 14-16, FFA members were recognized for their achievements and the Food Science Career Development team, Natural Resources team, Floriculture team and Veterinary Science Team...
About 20 High Point Elementary School students listened closely to Orland Park arborist John Rothenberger Friday as he explained the delicateness of transplanting a tree. "This three-inch tree is going to require three years of attention, of care," he...
Residents who treated more than 1,800 ash trees in parkways in Arlington Heights for the deadly emerald ash borer beetle have been reimbursed a total of at least $90,000, but it's estimated that another 12,000 ash trees remain untreated. "It is very...
I just moved to the city and do not have any garden beds anymore. I would like to plant some containers on my patio. Can you advise me on choosing containers? —Susan Jacobson, Chicago There are many types and styles of containers. The pots...
This week our SoCal Garden Clinic turns to problematic avocado trees: Question from reader Steven Klein of Malibu: In November 2011, I planted a 3-gallon Lamb Hass avocado tree on a slope with full sun about 90% of the day. Despite my ineptitude,...
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