Metroplex Plant Fairs
During the months of March, April and May, Fort Worth and area cities have partnered to bring you special deals on native and adaptive plants. The fairs, which will include educational booths, vendors and city representatives, will be hosted at various Home Depot locations and at Weston Gardens. Click to see dates and locations>>
It's Time to Think Spring
Yes it's cold outside, but we know spring will soon break forth, albeit with drought still on the horizon. As you think how you use your yard and how to colorize, let these Gardening P’s guide the journey to drought proofing your lawn.
- Plan. Evaluate. Visualize. — Design for maximum use and enjoyment with visual appeal using low water demand plants and shrubs.
- Prepare soil — As temperatures regulate, begin preparing soil with compost or other soil amendments.
- Pick appropriate plants — Think drought tolerant, and native or adapted. Need ideas, visit Texas Smartscape.
- Pull back on turf — If you don’t use it, reduce it. If it has no entertaining value, consider exchanging it for some beautiful natives that use less water, or create an entertaining deck or hardscape space.
- Proper irrigation — Everything thrives in moderation. Know the season and how much water your plants actually need.
- Put down mulch — It protects your soil from weed germination and slows evaporation. Lastly,
- Pamper your investment — Maintain to sustain. Water when necessary, fertilize when appropriate, prune, weed and watch for pests.
News to Know
- Water Home Page
- Fix-a-Leak Workshops (March 22)
- Classes & Events
- Stage 1 Restrictions in Effect
- Report Water Waste
- Variance Form/Checklist
- SmartFlush (Toilets)
- SIP Audits (Irrigation)
- SmartWater Audits (Commercial)
- Business Smart (Commercial)
Report Water Waste