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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.

Drip Irrigation

Date: July 7, 2016

“Water slower, deeper and more efficient with every drop. Convert your spray heads and watch your sprinkler system save you money from our drip conversion class.

You 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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Gardening for Wildlife

Date: Aug. 4, 2016

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. Learn ways to attract and provide urban habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees, and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity!

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Landscape and Tree Maintenance

Date: Sept. 7, 2016

Wondering when to prune your trees and ornamental grasses? Should I mulch in the spring, fall or both? Learn the right time to maintain your landscape and trees to ensure the health, production and aesthetics.

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Rain Gardens

Date: Oct. 12, 2016

Standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct, and maintain a rain garden. Plant list provided.

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Container Gardening

Date: Nov. 3, 2016

Looking to add a little color or texture to your front entry or back patio? Container gardens can be a great way to give a little curb appeal or jazz up a back patio. This program teaches how to prepare and install a container garden. You will learn how to prepare the container, prepare the soil, and install a well-planned mix of annuals, perennials, and other colorful foliage plants.

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