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University of Illinois Extension serving Cook County

Main Office (Cook County)
8751 Greenwood Avenue, Suites 112-122
Chicago, IL 60619
Phone: 773-768-7779
FAX: 773-768-4818
Email:uie-cook@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
1140 N. Lamon
Floor 2
Chicago, IL 60651
Phone: 773-287-8333
FAX: 773-287-8335
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Branch Office
845 W. 69th Street
Chicago, IL 60621
Phone: 773-651-4011
FAX: 773-651-4047
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
One Prairie Office Center, Suite 208
4749 Lincoln Mall Drive
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: 708-679-6889
FAX: 708-679-6855
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office
3rd District Court House
2121 West Euclid, Room 251
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: 847-818-2901
FAX: 847-818-2904
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Branch Office
10244 South Vincennes Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Phone: 773-233-2900
FAX: 773-233-9183
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Enterprise Center
2205 Enterprise Drive, Suite 501
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 708-449-4320
FAX: 708-492-1805
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4 pm

Branch Office
11855 Archer Avenue
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: 630-685-2355
FAX: 630-257-2088
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

News Release

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Fact Sheets Offer Tips for Dealing with the Drought

Drought conditions throughout the state are taking their toll on lawn and garden plants. Lawns are going dormant, flowers and vegetables are wilting, and trees and shrubs may be showing signs of scorch.

To help gardeners help their plants, University of Illinois Extension has developed six Dealing with the Drought fact sheets. These fact sheets provide specific advice on what to water, when to water, and how to most efficiently water plants. Information about drought-related stress on plants and leaf scorch is also included.

Follow the links below to download these free fact sheets:

Plant Stress

Watering Tips for the Home Gardener

Watering Trees and Shrubs

Leaf Scorch

Lawn Care

Proper Sprinkler Use

Source: David J. Robson, Extension Specialist, PSEP, drobson@illinois.edu

Local Contact: Ron Wolford, Extension Educator, Urban Horticulture, rwolford@illinois.edu