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Seminars offer savings in water… and moneywater 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

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, March 5

Vegetable Garden-Spring
Know where your food comes from by growing your own vegetables. Learn proper soil preparation, garden design, disease and insect identification, and the proper time to germinate vegetable seeds and/or when to transplant vegetables into your garden for the season. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14579356247/

Thursday, April 2

Landscape Design – “Be your own Landscape Designer”
Are you on a budget, but your landscape needs a facelift? Be your own Landscape Designer by learning hands on approaches to landscape design for the ‘do it yourself’ homeowner. Learn proper plant placement, design aspects and installation for a more drought tolerant landscape. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14579641099/.

Thursday, May 7

Lawn Care Maintenance
Is the green in your lawn weeds or grass? Do you have brown circles in your yard? 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, fertilizer, and pesticides. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14579725351/.

 

Thursday, June 4

Shade Gardening
Shaded out? Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come lean a new way to landscape for the shade. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14579771489/.

Wednesday, Thursday, July 8

Sprinkler System Quick Fixes & System Operation
Is your sprinkler system turning on the wrong day? Do you have a leak or broken head? Did your city give you a warning? 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. A properly functioning sprinkler system saves you time, money, and water! To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14580010203/.


Thursday, August 6

Smart Watering During Restrictions
Watering restrictions burning you up? Get smarter with your watering habits. This program will give a general overview on Drip Irrigation, New Water Conserving Technologies, Cycle and Soak, Lawn Care during drought, Foundation Watering, Tree Watering, Irrigation Scheduling, and Rainwater Harvesting. To register please visit https://eventbrite.com/event/14580084425/.

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

Rain Gardens
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/.