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Whether you are new to North Texas, new to gardening in general, or just looking for the latest recommendations, this event will arm you with all the knowledge you need for a lush landscape. This helpful seminar is designed to provide homeowners with a foundation to create appealing landscapes using sustainable methods. Learn how to maintain a healthy lawn, create a beautiful ornamental garden, and grow productive vegetables amidst the challenges the unique climate and soils of North Texas throws our way.

Local experts from the Tarrant County Master Gardener Association and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension will provide the knowledge to set your landscape up for success! Join us for this one-of-a-kind gardening seminar at either of the two dates and locations this event will be held.

Saturday, February 8 at the Tarrant County Resource Connection Gym, 2300 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119

Saturday, February 22 at the Whitley Road Elementary School Auditorium, 7600 Whitley Road, Watauga, TX 76148

Both events are from 8:30 am to 12 pm. Doors at 8 am.

Schedule of topics:

8:30 am - The Dirt on Texas Soils

  • Soil testing
  • Proper fertilization
  • Composting

9:10 am - The Best Irrigation Practices to Make Plants Thrive

  • Sprinkler system testing
  • The Cycle and Soak method
  • Irrigation parts and terminology
  • Drip irrigation
  • Rainwater harvesting

10:00 am - Ornamental Plants for North Texas Landscapes

  • Native and adapted plants for North Texas
  • Basic landscape design principles
  • Maintenance practices

10:50 am - Growing Tough Texas Turf

  • Selecting the right grass species
  • Lawn maintenance
  • Pre-emergent herbicides
  • Problem solving tips

11:20 am - Herb and Vegetable Gardening in North Texas

  • Plant selection
  • Solutions to common issues
  • Resources for maximum harvest
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