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Water Saving Seminar Schedule 2019

Using less water is not only good for the environment; it is also great for saving money on your water bill.

All seminars take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 1700 University Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76107.

Seminar Schedule

Foodscaping

Date: May 9, 2019

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you how to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. 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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Selecting the Perfect Turf

Date: June 13, 2019

One of the most important factors in achieving a lush green and healthy lawn is picking the right turfgrass for your home. This class will walk you through the best turf options for North Texas, addressing shade tolerance, maintenance requirements, disease susceptibility and their ability to handle foot traffic. Come learn how to take back YOUR turf by selecting the grass that’s right for you!

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Drip Irrigation DIY

Date: July 11, 2019

Make every drop count! Whether you have an existing sprinkler system or just an outdoor faucet, learn how to install, convert and maintain a drip irrigation system. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for landscape beds, potted plants, vegetable gardens or home foundations. The flow of information from our experts will make “do it yourself” drip irrigation seem easy!

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U Landscape It: Water Efficient Landscape Design

Date: Aug. 15, 2019

Do you want to have the yard people envy on your street? Come and learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can ‘do it yourself’ and save big! Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on the website (wateruniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer!

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Weed ‘Em and Reap: Weeds and Watering

Date: Sept. 12, 2019

This class makes sense of two of the most challenging issues many homeowners face. If you’re having trouble controlling unwanted plants in your lawn and landscape or if you’re confused about when to water and when to wait, we’re here to help. Learn the best approach to managing weeds effectively without over use of chemicals and your time so you can reap the rewards of a green environment.

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Composting

Date: Oct. 10, 2019

Compost is absolutely one of the best soil amendments money can buy, but you don’t have to! Learn how to make high-quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. This class gives you the “dirt” on the most effective composting methods with a focus on practical techniques and “piles” of problem-solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.

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Herb Your Enthusiasm: Herb Gardening

Date: Nov. 14, 2019

Get the most out of your landscape or kitchen garden by choosing from the assortment of tasty and beautiful herbs adapted to Texas. We’ll talk about everything from design and plant selection, proper soil prep and planting techniques, to the many uses of our favorite herbs inside and outside the home. This class is sure to be a great thyme!

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