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Chemical Free Home Landscaping

See below for links to materials related to the May 13 program: “Chemical-Free Home Landscaping,” presented by Sarah Neville from the Midwest Pesticide Action Center.

ChemicalFreeLawnCare –this is the powerpoint she presented.

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By julie collins on May 15, 2013 Categories: Consumer Choices, Gardening, Home Improvement, Landscaping

Compost Workshop

Learn the science behind mixing yard waste and acceptable food scraps toward creating a nutrient rich garden and lawn on Saturday (May 19) from 1 – 1:45 p.m. and 2:15 – 3 p.m., weather permitting, at SWANCC’s Glenview Transfer Station (1151 N. River Rd., across from Maryville Academy DP). This free workshop has limited space, so registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis by emailing  info@swancc.org or by calling 847/724-9205

By julie collins on May 18, 2012 Categories: Composting, Gardening, Landscaping

Plant Sale at Friendship Conservatory

Get your garden started on Saturday (May 12) from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. when a spring plant sale takes place at Friendship Park Conservatory (395 Algonquin Rd. DP). Posies are the featured flower, but plenty of annuals, perennials, vegetables and herbs will be available for sale. Master Gardeners will be on site to answer gardening questions. Admission is free. For more information, call 847/298-3500.

By julie collins on May 10, 2012 Categories: Community, Landscaping

Friendship Park Conservatory Earth Day Celebration

Friendship Park Conservatory will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration on Saturday, April 21 from 1p.m.-3p.m. Tours will be given in the greenhouse and experts will be on hand to provide tips on gardening and lawn care. Games and activities will be available for kids. Admission and activities are free and all ages are welcome to attend. www.mppd.org

By julie collins on April 19, 2012 Categories: Community, Earth Day, Landscaping

Natural Lawn Care

A PDF of the powerpoint from last evening’s program “Natural Lawn Care” presented by Steve Pincuspy is attached below.

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By julie collins on March 22, 2012 Categories: Landscaping

Mount Prospect Urges Tree Planting in Parkways

The Village is encouraging residents to help plant replacement trees in Village parkways. Trees can be ordered through the Village and will be planted and guaranteed for one year. There is a choice of 8 – 10 species and the cost to residents is expected to range between $108 – 190/tree. Orders must be received by March 14 (payment is due by March 28) to qualify for spring planting. For more info, call 847-870-6540. Tree lovers who would like to make a donation to the the Village’s Tree Trust Account can also call 847/870-6540.

By julie collins on March 8, 2012 Categories: Landscaping