Gardening News: ‘Dealing with Drought in the Home Landscape’ workshop Aug. 22 in Rockford

Staff Report

As drought conditions continue to worsen across Illinois, local residents must make the tough decision about what and how much to water in their home landscapes and gardens.

As the summer continues with hot, dry weather and conditions that are not improving, there are actions gardeners can take to minimize damage to lawns as well as landscape plantings.

University of Illinois Extension will host a workshop about “Dealing with Drought in the Home Landscape” from 6 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 22. The workshop will be at the Rockford Public Library’s East Branch, 6685 E. State St., Rockford.

In this one-hour program, Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller will discuss the impacts the drought is having on our landscape, as well as give recommendations about actions that need to be taken in your yard now. The most recent drought news will also be shared. Participants will be encouraged to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

There is no charge to attend this workshop, but pre-registration is requested. To reserve a seat at the workshop, visit or contact the U of I Extension office in Winnebago County at (815) 986-4357.

From the Aug. 1-7, 2012, issue

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