GEL SHARE: Eco-Friendly Fall Landscaping Seminar

With the cooler temperatures and damp humidity, fall is the best time of year for planting. The Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission will make it easy for residents with the “Eco-Friendly Fall Landscaping Seminar” on Tuesday, October 13 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at the Glen Ellyn Civic Center, 535 Duane St., Glen Ellyn.

Speakers at the free event include Bob Hursthouse, Hursthouse Landscape Architects, who will discuss “Sustainable Gardens”; Jim Kleinwachter, The Conservation Foundation, who will tell attendees how to “Invite Nature into your Yard”; and Peggy Drescher, Village of Glen Ellyn Forester, addressing “Fall Tree Planting and Care”.

Information will be provided regarding bulbs, native seeds, butterfly gardens, perennials, rain barrels, and compost bins. The focus is on environmentally-friendly techniques that result in low-maintenance and beautiful yards.

Why fall? Your garden and landscaping can tell you a lot at the end of the growing season. Once the leaves have fallen, you’ll have a clear picture to assess the results of all your spring and summer work and prepare the garden for next spring. Plus, planting perennials, trees and shrubs in the fall gives them time to establish healthy root systems and less water is required than in the hotter, dryer summer months. Roots of fall planted plants will continue growing as long as the ground temperature is above 50 degrees which can give them several months of head start growth time.

The seminar is presented by the Village of Glen Ellyn and the Glen Ellyn Environmental Commission. For more information, please contact the Village of Glen Ellyn at 630-469-5000.

Event Start Date: 
10/13/2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: 
Glen Ellyn Civic Center

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