Education Resources

Apple Scab Treatment

February 24, 2022

Info / Symptoms: If you have a flowering crabapple or fruit-bearing apple tree that flowers and leaves out fully in the spring but…

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Magnolia Scale Treatment

February 15, 2022

Info / Symptoms: Magnolia Scale is one of the largest scale insects in Illinois reaching up to a half of an inch in…

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How to Attract Hummingbirds to Your Yard

July 31, 2022

Hummingbirds are one of our favorite creatures to see in the garden. These marvels of flight burn thousands of calories per day to…

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Plants Beneficial for Pollinators

April 16, 2022

Pollinator Info Without the actions of pollinators, agricultural economies, our food supply, and surrounding landscapes would collapse. Birds, bats, bees, butterflies, beetles, and…

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How to Prune Trees

March 28, 2022

Information There are many different reasons why a tree may need to be pruned. Some reasons to prune trees include improving appearance, removing…

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Vegetable Planting Chart for Northern Illinois

March 21, 2022

One of the most important things when it comes to growing your own vegetables is knowing when the best time to plant them…

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Salt-Tolerant Landscape Solutions

March 11, 2022

What causes salt damage? Across the Midwest, the use of deicing salts in winter to maintainsafe roadways, sidewalks, and driveways is a common…

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Plants Not Favored by Deer & Rabbits

February 25, 2022

Perennials Anemone (Anemone spp.) Artemisia (Artemisia spp.) Astilbe (Astilbe spp.) Bee balm (Monarda spp.) Bergenia (Bergenia cordifolia) Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta) Butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa) Columbine…

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Plants Tolerant of Black Walnut Toxicity

February 25, 2022

Black Walnuts and some other closely related species of trees produce a chemical called juglone. This can be found in all parts of…

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Safe Paws Organic Lawn Care Guide by Espoma

April 4, 2022

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Plantskydd Organic Deer & Rabbit Repellant

March 8, 2022

What is it? Plantskydd is a certified organic, blood-based animal repellant intended for deer, rabbits, squirrels, voles and chipmunks. It is rain and snow…

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What are Microgreens?

March 3, 2022

Microgreens are young seedlings of vegetables and herbs that come in a variety of flavors. They are easy to grow, packed with nutrients,…

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Espoma Lawn Program

February 24, 2022

Espoma Organic Lawn Food Organic lawn care focuses on growing a healthy lawn because a healthy lawn is the best protection against weeds,…

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