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.
Birds, Bees, & Butterflies: Gardening for Wildlife
Date: March 14, 2019
Native and adapted 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 habitat for butterflies, song birds, hummingbirds, bees, and other animals that bring your landscape to life with activity! If you’d like to keep your landscape well-manicured, or if you take a more naturalistic approach, we have tips to meet your needs, suit your taste and capture your imagination!
Date: April 11, 2019
There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. We’ll also talk about proper soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best. You’ll be provided a plant list as big as the Lone Star State!
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.
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!
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!
U Landscape It: Water Efficient Landscape Design
Date: Aug. 15, 2019
What are you doing for your landscape? Save water, money and time by giving your sprinkler system a “Spruce Up”. Come learn how minor do it yourself repairs and simple irrigation tips can make a MAJOR impact on your water waste and your water bill. If you’ve got questions about your controller or how much your lawn and landscape really needs, we’ve got a stream of info to get your plants looking their best!
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.
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.
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!
- Learn the basics of conserving water through smart landscaping
- Protect your pipes before freezing temperatures get here
- New hours for Water Department's call center
Report Emergencies (24-hours)
(water main breaks, sewer backups)
817-392-4477 Select Option 1
Call Center - Non-emergency
7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday through Friday
(Closed City Holidays) 817-392-4477 Select Option 1
P. O. Box 870
Fort Worth, TX 76101
- Report Illegal Connections
- Report Other Water Related Issues
- Report Water Waste
- Request a Speaker
- Report a problem with the H2Online Water payment website
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