Gardening News: ‘Dealing with Drought’ program in Oregon, Ill., Aug. 6

Staff Report

OREGON, Ill. — With no end to the ongoing drought forecast for the near future, residents should think about the long-term effects it will have on the plants in their home landscape.

To help residents deal with this problem, University of Illinois Extension Horticulture Educator Candice Miller leads a program about “Dealing with Drought in the Home Landscape” at 6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 6, at U of I Extension — Ogle County, 421 W. Pines Road, Oregon, Ill.

Topics covered include recommendations about what residents should water now and actions needed to be taken right away. The latest news about the drought situation will also be covered, followed by a question-and-answer session.

According to the Illinois State Water Survey, Illinois is facing one of its hottest and driest Julys on record. In addition, it is experiencing one of its hottest and driest January-July periods on record, Miller said.

Even well-established trees are suffering in these conditions and homeowners need to be putting serious thought into the most important things to water in their yards,” she added.

For information or to register, visit or contact the Ogle County Extension office at (815) 732-2191. This is a free program.

From the Aug. 1-7, 2012

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