Ep. 152 Creating a water-conscious landscape | #GoodGrowing

Good Growing

13-10-2023 • 44分

On this week’s Good Growing podcast, we welcome Emily Swihart back to talk about water-conscious landscaping! Learn why planning our landscapes with water in mind is important and how we can incorporate water-conscious landscaping into our landscapes.

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00:30 – Welcome, Ken and Emily, and are our landscapes ready for frost?

06:30 – What is water-conscious landscaping? Is it just a fancy way of saying xeriscaping?

07:55 – Do we need to worry about saving water in Illinois?

11:15 - What are some ways we can incorporate water-conscious landscaping into our landscapes?

11:50 – Right plant, right place

18:05 – Mulch

22:47 – How do lawns fit in?

24:43 – Irrigation systems

31:20 – Vegetable gardens use a lot of water, how can we be water-conscious in them?

36:50 – What about harvested water?

38:32 - Now that plants are starting to lose their leaves and go dormant, do we still need to worry about watering them?

43:00 - Wrap-up, thank yous, what’s up next week, and goodbye!

Check out other Good Growing Podcast episodes!

2023 weather and what to expect for the winter: https://youtu.be/RYXakCpxO2c

All about mulch: https://youtu.be/sqw4Cwr7wjo

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Chris Enroth: cenroth@illinois.edu

Ken Johnson: kjohnso@illinois.edu

Emily Swihart: eswihart@illinois.edu

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