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Backyard Bootcamp: Yardcare Basics for Homeowners

Schedule and Location

9:00 a.m. to noon
Locations vary

  • Section A: Saturday, April 13, 2019, Cudahy Room, Administration Building
  • Section B: Saturday, May 11, 2019, Sycamore Room, Visitor Center

Fees and Registration

$39.00 member
$46.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Keep your yard looking great all year! This workshop is designed especially  for new homeowners short on time. Get easy-to-follow instructions to care for the trees, shrubs, and other plants growing in your yard. Learn how and when to water, prune, fertilize, and mulch. Find out what equipment is important to own and what to skip in the home center. Take home a landscape-care calendar reminding you what to do each season.

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Kat Haberman

Katherine Haberman has been a horticulturist at The Morton Arboretum since 2015. She works in the Children's Garden, where she plans themed growing gardens, annual displays, and perennial maintenance. 

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors. Limit 20

Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Backyard Bootcamp: Yardcare Basics for Homeowners