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The 2018 Sustainable Landscape Series is Here! 

Made for the Shade: Shade Gardening

Are your trees throwing shade? Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Don’t accept being shaded out! Come learn from Texas A&M Agrilife Water University professionals what native and adapted plants thrive in the shadier spots as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for under those mature trees.

 Date: 2.24.2018 
 Time: 10:00 a.m. 
 Cost:  Free


Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in North Texas

Are you a Texas transplant, new to gardening or want to learn how to be a successful gardener? The Newcomer's Guide to Gardening in North Texas event was designed with you in mind.  Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise and research based information.

 Date: 3.3.2018
 Time: 8:00 a.m.
 Cost: Free


Lawn Sprinklers 101

Water use from sprinkler systems typically is the cause for high water bills, and many times it is from a system that has not been maintained. Let Gail Donaldson, Water Conservation Manager show you the basics of your sprinkler system and simple do-it-yourself repairs and/or when to call the experts in order to save water and your high water bill. 

 Date: 4.07.2018 
 Time: 1:00 p.m. 
 Cost:  Free


Saving From a Rainy Day: DIY Rain Barrel Class

This class is a barrel of fun! This class is hands-on building your own rain barrel. Professionals from Texas A&M AgriLife Water University will teach you the basics and benefits from rainwater harvesting, reduce Stormwater effects, best methods for collecting rain water and uses and walk you through your own barrel building. This class has a fee of $50.00 for each rain barrel that must be paid in advance to Texas A&M AgriLife.

 Date: 4.14.2018 
 Time: 10:00 a.m. 
 Cost:  $50 for each barrel


SMART and Not so SMART Sprinkler Controllers

Confused about your landscape sprinkler controller? Wanting to replace your current controller with a SMART one? Then this class is for you. Gail Donaldson, Water Conservation Manager will introduce you to features of many types of sprinkler controllers, best programs for healthy landscapes, cycle and soak method of watering, and introducing SMART and Not So SMART sprinkler controllers to help you decide if you need to replace your current controller.  
 Date: 4.28.2018 
 Time: 1:00 p.m. 
 Cost:  Free


Looking Back: The Sustainable Landscape Series

Click below for previously held seminars.

 The Sustainable Landscape Series