SAN ANGELO, Texas — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present Summer Landscaping and Irrigation 101 on June 29 from 9 a.m.-noon.
The event is free and will take place at the Tom Green 4-H Center, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67 in San Angelo. RSVP before June 24 to the AgriLife Extension office for Tom Green County at 325-659-6522.
“We have had an abundance of rain in the Concho Valley so far this year, and we are grateful our water resources are in such good shape,” said Allison Watkins, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Tom Green County. “However, we want to encourage and challenge everyone in our area to be conscientious about water use, because dry, hot weather is always just around the corner.”
Watkins said it is important to use environmentally friendly and low-maintenance Earth-Kind water-conserving landscaping techniques not only to save water, but to also have more successful landscapes that can hold up to summer heat.
Topics and speakers include:
- Hot Tips for Summer Landscape Care – Watkins.
- Rain Gardens and Dry Creek Bed Design – Kay Thompson, Concho Valley Master Gardener, San Angelo.
- San Angelo Water Utilities: Our Path Forward – Allison Strube, director of water utilities for the city of San Angelo.
“We want people to have beautiful landscapes they can enjoy, without wasting water,” Watkins said. “We hope our community will take this opportunity to come out and learn about summer landscape design as well as what the future holds for our water resources here in San Angelo.”
–Texas A&M AgriLife Extension San Angelo
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