Rain Water Management in Your Home Landscape

Join Jay Solomon, University of Illinois Extension Natural Resources, Environment, and Energy Educator, for “Rain Water Management in Your Home Landscape” on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. at the Elizabeth Community Building, HWY 20 W. Elizabeth, IL 61028. There will be a $5 fee to attend this program and pre-registration is required as seating is limited. To register or for more information please call the Jo Daviess County Extension Office at 815-858-2273 or visit us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw.

Rainfall is important to the health of any landscape. Whether dealing with drought conditions or excess rainfall, management of rainwater is important to the long term health of your landscape. The lingering minor drought conditions over the last two years serve as a reminder of how important capturing any rainfall as soil moisture can be. The ability of the landscape to deal with heavy rainfall events can be just as important during drought or wet years. Intentionally designing rainfall management systems into our landscape (yard or larger areas) can ensure success during minor drought and excessively wet times.

Learn about options to put rainwater diverted from the hardscapes in your yard to use instead of lost as runoff. Jay will discuss how rain gardens, bio swales, and other structures can be designed into your landscape to retain this valuable resource.

This program is a part of the Spring Break Gardening Series. The last session in this series is “Houseplants”. You can get more information about this program by visiting us online at go.illinois.edu/jsw or calling us at 815-858-2273.

If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this program, please contact the Extension Office at (815)-858-2273. Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your access needs.