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Best Spring Planting Ideas in Illinois

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Best Spring Planting Ideas in Illinois

Posted On: May 23, 2023 by Peoples Bank of Kankakee County in: Home, Seasonal

Planting in the Midwest is a science – one month the weather is in the mid-80s and the next below zero with hail. As we spring into the warmer months, it’s time to begin planning your plant list for summer! Keep reading as we guide you through some great garden plants to consider this year.  Pre-Plan Your Plants   As you plan your garden, it makes sense to opt for Illinois-native plants. They are typically easier to care for and require less maintenance. Here are a few things to consider when making your plant selection:  Level of care necessary to maintain growth   Preferred weather conditions  Benefits of your local ecosystem affecting plant growth   Local year-round weather evaluation  Soil inspection – can vary from clay, sand, or loam  Native insect identification  Potential local disease research  Hydrology
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