Intelligent gardening benefits the environment – Advice Eating

During the second week of each month, we publish an environmental issues column submitted by IGov, an intergovernmental entity composed of two representatives each from the Village, Public Library, Park District, Township, and School Districts 97 and 200.

The garden season offers opportunities to work sustainably with plants, lawns and shrubs. Even when we’ve finished the annuals and perennials we started from seed or bought from local nurseries, we still need to be smart in the garden.

The right plant in the right place and treated correctly is a time-honored garden wisdom. You wouldn’t plant a banana or coconut because they are native to tropical climes. We all have our favorite decorative ornamental plants and garden vegetables, and when choosing additions for the garden, it helps to add plants, shrubs, and trees that are native to the Midwest.

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