Filed under: Gardening
SPRING FLOWERING BULBS
can be planted. Tulips, daffodils and crocus are a welcomed sight after a snowy
AMEND GARDEN SOIL
so it’ll be ready in Spring. Remove weeds, add organic material & till. This
will enrich the soil & improve its texture, making it easier in Spring!
FERTILIZE YOUR LAWN
to encourage sturdy root growth and an early green-up in the spring. Make sure your fertilizer has an organic source of nitrogen, with less phosphorus & potassium.
PROPER LAWN HEIGHT
for overwintering is 1.5 – 2 inches. Gradually reduce the height of your mower
so you don’t stress the lawn. If the lawn stops growing, but leaves keep falling, use the mower as a leaf mulcher or vacuum. If left on the lawn, leaves will get matted down & smother your grass.
after a deep freeze. Apply 2 – 3 inches of mulch around your perennials, shrubs & small trees. This will help to insulate the roots, protect the plant from damage & retain moisture.
REMOVE INJURED/DEAD PLANTS
from your garden. Leaving them will provide insects and disease a great place to overwinter.
after a hard frost. Cut them back to 6 – 12 inches and mound fresh soil or compost around their stems. Cover with a cone or bushel basket.
using burlap or plastic. Winter winds can easily dry out young, tender plants, so protect them by redirecting those harsh winds.
CLEAN AND SHARPEN TOOLS
as well as disconnect & drain outdoor hoses. Store them to protect them from
Filed under: Shredding event
Saturday, October 29, 2011
10:00 a.m to 2:00 p.m.
Farmgate Shopping Center
Northwest corner of Roselle Road and Weathersfield Way
Accepted materials: paper, computer disks, tapes and hard drives
Limit is 10 average size boxes.
For more information, please call Rep. Mussman’s Constituent Service Office at 847-923-9104.
Filed under: Green Program
It will be held November 4 and 5 at Roosevelt University in Schaumburg.
The event is being held for:
–Business owners interested in sustainability or offering green services
–Homeowners interested in making their homes more energy efficient
Workshops, speakers and networking opportunities will be offered. It will be a productive way to gain new information for a greener home and business.
If you have any questions, contact the Community Development Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 847-923-3855.
Filed under: Environmental programs
What: The Environmental Fair is an annual event where speakers discuss current environmental issues and local environmental organizations share information about their organizations.
Who: Sponsored by the Hoffman Estates Environmental Commission
When: Saturday, October 29, 2011 9:30 to 3:30
Where: Hoffman Estates Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, Hoffman Estates, IL
Enjoy the educational benefits of expert speakers on fascinating eco-subjects such as “Creating a Green Organization” and organic gardening. Visit unique displays featuring over 20 conservation and environmental groups.
For more information, contact Village Forester Kelly Kerr at 847-490-6800 or at kelly.kerr @hoffmanestates.org