You don’t have to sacrifice your home landscaping needs for the summer. Learn tips about gardening for drought conditions.
Come to the xeriscaping (or xerogardening) event July 18 at 7 pm at the Shawnee County Extension office, 1740 SW Western Ave. Xeriscaping refers to landscaping and gardening in ways to reduce or eliminate the need for irrigation.
The library’s partners, the Shawnee County Extension Master Gardeners, will be giving us free professional advice on how to grow a garden while conserving water. They’ll help you choose appropriate plants to maintain a beautiful garden in dry conditions.
One idea that you may find helpful is incorporate more flowering shrubs in your garden. These plants also go on sale at the end of the season, and are fairly low maintenance.
Also, many native plant are drought resistant. These plants only need to be watered until they are “established.” After that, they are hardy as long as their basic soil and sun.
Make an appointment a librarian to discuss your gardening needs. We’d be happy to connect you to the perfect Lawn and Garden books, DVDs and magazines to turn your backyard from “oh-boy” to “oh-yeah!”
The Master Gardeners and the library partner to offer interesting gardening and nature programs monthly. Check out the latest edition of Library News, mailed to library card households in Shawnee County, for upcoming events.