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The 2018 Sustainable Landscape Series is Here! 



Let's Ketchup on Tomatoes


Want to grow this delicious fruit? The most sought-after garden treasure can be challenging to grow in the extreme climate and soils of North Texas. Let Texas A&M Agrilife Water University professionals provide tips on how to get the most production out of your tomato plants. Tips include variety selection, proper planting, best irrigation practices as well as pest control.

 Date: 1.27.2018
 Time: 10:00 a.m.
 Cost:  Free

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Turf Talk: How to Grow a Healthy Lawn


Do you have trouble with that lush green look you want for your lawn? This class is for you! Come learn from Gail Donaldson, Water Conservation Manager, how to have the lawn the neighbors will envy, all using less water and resources. Topics will include best turfgrass varieties for the area, fertilization and pest control, best mowing and watering practices for a healthy turfgrass lawn.

 Date: 2.10.2018 
 Time: 1:00 p.m. 
 Cost:  Free

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Made for the Shade: Shade Gardening


Are your trees throwing shade? Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Don’t accept being shaded out! Come learn from Texas A&M Agrilife Water University professionals what native and adapted plants thrive in the shadier spots as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for under those mature trees.

 Date: 2.24.2018 
 Time: 10:00 a.m. 
 Cost:  Free

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Lawn Sprinklers 101


Water use from sprinkler systems typically is the cause for high water bills, and many times it is from a system that has not been maintained. Let Gail Donaldson, Water Conservation Manager show you the basics of your sprinkler system and simple do-it-yourself repairs and/or when to call the experts in order to save water and your high water bill. 

 Date: 4.07.2018 
 Time: 1:00 p.m. 
 Cost:  Free

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Saving From a Rainy Day: DIY Rain Barrel Class


This class is a barrel of fun! This class is hands-on building your own rain barrel. Professionals from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University will teach you the basics and benefits from rainwater harvesting, reduce Stormwater effects, best methods for collecting rain water and uses and walk you through your own barrel building. This class has a fee of $50.00 for each rain barrel that must be paid in advance to Texas A&M AgriLife.

 Date: 4.14.2018 
 Time: 10:00 a.m. 
 Cost:  $50 for each barrel

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SMART and Not so SMART Sprinkler Controllers


Confused about your landscape sprinkler controller? Wanting to replace your current controller with a SMART one? Then this class is for you. Gail Donaldson, Water Conservation Manager will introduce you to features of many types of sprinkler controllers, best programs for healthy landscapes, cycle and soak method of watering, and introducing SMART and Not So SMART sprinkler controllers to help you decide if you need to replace your current controller.  
 
 Date: 4.28.2018 
 Time: 1:00 p.m. 
 Cost:  Free

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Looking Back: The Sustainable Landscape Series


Click below for previously held seminars.

 The Sustainable Landscape Series