Read article: Select the best mulch for your garden
Select the best mulch for your garden
There are many types of mulch that can be used in landscapes and gardens. Here are some things to consider as you choose the mulch that works best...
Read article: Stormwater woes, and how rain gardens can help
Stormwater woes, and how rain gardens can help
A local problem with widespread implications What is a watershed? No matter where you live, you are in a watershed. All of Illinois, minus that...
Read article: Deicing Salts and Plant Damage
Deicing Salts and Plant Damage
While this winter has brought little ice and snow cover, this past weekend’s winter weather put a coating of ice on most smooth surfaces. Gardeners...
Read article: A plant’s growth habit provides function and beauty
A plant’s growth habit provides function and beauty
From a horticultural perspective, the term “habit” is not what you think. Though there are certainly some bad habits in gardening like not cleaning...
Water Quality and Stormwater Specialist