Seminars offer savings in water… and money
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
All seminars take place inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Irish Room. To register follow the indivual links below. For more information please call 817-392-6565.
Thursday, September 3
Native & Adaptive Plants for North Texas
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. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14580118527/.
Thursday, October 1
Trees for North Texas
Has the drought caused havoc on your trees? Trees are an important investment to your property. They give you energy savings in your home or business, water savings in your landscape, and value to the resale of your property. Selecting the right tree and planting it properly helps improve the sustainability of your home or business landscape. This program teaches proper tree selection and planting for North Texas, as well as proper watering, pruning, common insect issues and diseases. Tree list provided. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14580158647/.
Thursday, November 5
Is standing water or erosion a problem in your landscape? A rain garden may be your answer! Rain gardens are shallow depressions in the landscape that collect rainwater. With the broad array of appealing grasses, flowering plants, and natural stone you can incorporate a rain garden into your landscape with ease. Homeowners and businesses will learn how to design, construct, and maintain a rain garden. With proper plant selection and design a rain garden will retain and treat rain water. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14580196761/.