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Water-Saving Seminars

Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving some extra dollars.

The Fort Worth Water Department, in partnership with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is hosting a series of free seminars, highlighting the “how to of water-saving landscapes.”

Through these seminars attendees will learn:

  • How to keep landscapes healthy even with water restrictions
  • How to plan and grow a water-saving garden/landscape
  • How to perform irrigation check-ups; make minor repairs and adjustments to your system
  • Why drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method

Seminar Schedule

All seminars take place from 6 to 8 p.m. inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Iris Room, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Native and Adaptive Plants for North Texas

Date: April 6, 2017

Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants are native or transplants too!! This program covers a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive, ideal for a sustainable landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, proper planting and native and adaptive plant selection. Plant list provided.

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Water Efficient Landscape Plants and Maintenance

Date: May 4, 2017

Now that you have been to the “design” portion, learn to install and maintain your water efficient landscape design. Learn proper soil preparation, plant installation, hardscape installation and the maintenance of your landscape or garden.

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On the Wild Side: Gardening for Wildlife

Date: June 1, 2017

Native and adaptive plants are not only beautiful water efficient additions to your landscape but they can be useful tools to attract beneficial wildlife as well. If you like to keep your landscape well-manicured, take a more naturalistic approach, or even have an interest in native perennials, wild-flower gardens, and/or rain gardens come on out!

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Drip Irrigation DIY

Date: July 6, 2017

Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our hands on drip conversion class. Your will learn how to install drip irrigation tubing from your faucet or how to convert an existing zone to drip. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method and essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation for foundation watering will also be covered.

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Water Efficient Irrigation

Date: Aug. 3, 2017

Learn how to make very basic hands on repairs & maintenance to home automatic sprinkler systems, how your sprinkler system operates and its components as well as how to program and reprogram your sprinkler controller utilizing the best and most efficient ways to water your landscape like, the soak and cycle method and other water efficiency practices.

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Lawn Care Maintenance

Date: Sept. 7, 2017

Proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance practices and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You will learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizers and pesticides

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Composting

Date: Oct. 5, 2017

This program teaches the composting process, the different types and methods of composting, as well as how to compost and its importance.

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The Edible Landscape

Date: Nov. 2, 2017

Why water and mow what you can’t eat? Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a way to add food on your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics’ and functionality.

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