Fort Bend County Libraries will present the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s “Landscape Success” gardening series online. The series features topics of interest to gardeners who would like to learn about using Earth-Kind® gardening practices to create landscapes that are beautiful, low-maintenance, and environmentally sustainable.
The programs will be live-streamed sessions presented via Webex; they will NOT be in person. Participants who register for the events will be emailed a link to a Webex meeting, and they may join the discussion from the comfort and safety of home.
- “Gardening Success Begins with the Soil” -- Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 to 3:30 pm.
James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent with the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will talk about how to create and install a sustainable Earth-Kind® landscape by starting with proper soil preparation. Hear about different research-based water-saving technologies, irrigation systems, and turf-management techniques to maintain attractive, dense lawns and landscapes without wasting water. Holladay will also talk about landscape diseases and pests, and ways to manage them while reducing fertilizer and pesticides.
- “Right Plants for the Right Place” – Tuesday, May 25, 2:00-3:30 pm.
Fort Bend County Advanced Master Gardeners Peggy d’Hemecourt and Suma Mudan will talk about the use of native and well-adapted plants in the landscape. Get tips on landscape planning and how to make the best use of sun, shade, and drainage for varying plant needs. Mudan and d’Hemecourt will also talk about the Earth-Kind® Plant Selector, Texas Superstar® plants, and Earth-Kind® roses.
- “Landscape Success: Using Irrigation Wisely” -- Tuesday, June 22, 2:00-3:30 pm.
Fort Bend County Master Gardeners Nancy Schoepf and Don Parkhouse will talk about water-conservation techniques, hydro-zone planting, and irrigation-system evaluation and maintenance. This program is Part 3 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s “Landscape Success” series for homeowners.
The programs are free and open to the public. Registration is required for each presentation; a link to the Webex session will be emailed to participants who register. To register online, click on the linked titles here, or call FBCL’s Communications Office (281-633-4734) for more information.