Water-Wise landscaping workshops continue through June

Five-part series is being held at Round Rock Library

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Mark your calendars for a four-part educational series that focuses on using less water on your yard, presented by our resident expert, Jessica Woods, Water Conservation Coordinator for the City. Learn how to choose the best turf, native plant selection, using less water in your yard and available conservation rebates.

  • March 29, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Water Outlook and Conservation Program. Hear the City’s water outlook for the upcoming summer and what rebate programs are available. Presented by Jessica Woods, Water Conservation Coordinator for City of Round Rock.
  • April 14, 6-8 p.m., Water Efficient Landscapes. Come learn ways you can maintain a healthy lawn with less frequent watering.  Topics will include basic design, plant placement, DIY hardscapes, soil preparation and more! Presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension, Water University staff.
  • May 10, 6-8 p.m., Drought Tolerant Turf. Choosing the right turf and proper lawn care maintenance is a key component to a healthy lawn. This program covers basic lawn maintenance and selecting the right turf grass to improve the health and longevity of your landscape. You’ll learn how to maintain your landscape using less water, fertilizer, and pesticides. Presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension, Water University staff.
  • May 24, 7-8 p.m., Principles and Benefits of Earth-Kind Landscaping.  Earth-Kind is a comprehensive program that combines the best of organic and conventional practices to create beautiful, easy-care landscapes, while conserving and protecting our natural resources. Presented by Tim Hartmann, Horticulturist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office in College Station.
  • June 21, 6-8 p.m., Shade Gardening.  Shaded out?  Do you have areas in your landscape where nothing grows because there is not enough sunlight? Come learn a new way to landscape for the shade!  Presented by Texas A&M AgriLife Research Extension’s Water University’s staff Horticulturist, Patrick Dickinson.

The workshops will take place at the Round Rock Public Library, located at 216 E. Main Street.



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