Fix Your Yard Drainage Problems

A flooded yard.

By Lisa Biehle Fiiles

If you have an irritating wet area in your yard or are trying to disconnect your downspouts, you won't want to miss Jeff Swano, owner of Dig Right In Landscaping, Inc., at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 1, at LaGrange Park Public Library, 555 N. LaGrange Rd. He will describe what causes drainage problems and present solutions in his presentation, "Yard Drainage Problems," sponsored by Salt Creek Watershed Network. To learn more, go here, or call 708-485-1234. In 1998, Jeff helped form the Salt Creek Watershed Network, a local river-advocacy group, and served as its Executive Director until 2004. He served eight years on the Village of Brookfield’s Conservation Commission, and as its Chairman helped Brookfield to restore an award-winning 10-acre oak savanna. He also started “Meet the Creek” day.