New Irrigation Technologies
This class dives deeper with easy-to-follow tips, like how to determine your sprinkler system’s optimal run-time by conducting a simple catch can test. We’ll also discuss how to operate your controller to cycle and soak to better and more accurately apply water to you home landscape. Will also talk about new irrigation technology that allows you to control your system remotely and components that help reduce, flow, pressure and better and more accurately apply water to your lawn. Know when to water and when to wait!
Grow Native: Plants For Texas
Dig into the growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes, both for their 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 design tips, soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best. We’ll also provide a plant list as big as the Lone Star State!
Catch the Rain: DIY Rain Barrel Class
This class is sure to be a barrel of fun! Experts agree rainwater is the best water for your lawn, landscape or vegetable garden. Join us to learn simple techniques on how to divert, store and use one of nature’s best resources for the garden. We’ll also pour through the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and how it can reduce the effect your stormwater has on the environment.
Cool Off with Shade Gardening
Does your landscape have problem areas where nothing seems to grow? Do you have mature trees and areas where your turf is receding? Are your trees throwing shade? Don’t accept being shaded out. Instead, take advantage of these cooler landscape areas! Learn about the many native and adapted plants that not only survive, but thrive, in shadier spots– along with tips and tricks to create beautiful shade gardens that beat the Texas heat. We’ll also cover gardening under mature trees as well as turf alternatives and hardscape options for low-light areas.
Butterfly Gardening: Flitter, Flutter, Flowers
Are you interested in butterfly gardening– but have just been winging it?! Butterflies are welcomed visitors that bring our landscapes to life with activity in addition helping to pollinate our favorite plants. Learn easy and practical tips to create butterfly habitat in your landscape. We’ll also cover resources for selecting the right plants as host species for caterpillars. Plus, you’ll learn all about our favorite native and adapted flowers that provide long lasting blooms as nectar sources to help your garden take flight!
Fall into Gardening: Tips to Grow on
Are you ready to take your landscape to the next level?! Fall is a perfect time to give you’re landscape a refresh. 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, this class is for you. Learn the best approach to planting and maintenance without the overuse of chemicals (or your time)– so you can reap the rewards of a greener environment. We’ll also go out on a limb with tips on when and what to prune back, plus we’ll branch out with an overview of simple pruning techniques. We’re sure you’ll have so mulch fun!