SAN ANTONIO – To help Bexar County residents protect and maintain their lawns and gardens during the prolonged drought, the water conservation team of the Bexar County Master Gardeners and the Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present a free Landscape Drought Survival seminar on June 27.
The seminar, part of the Earth-Kind Landscape Series developed by the Texas A&M University System, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the San Antonio Garden Center, 3310 North New Braunfels, near the intersection of N. New Braunfels and Funston Place.
Seminar topics will include irrigation efficiency, drip irrigation, making and using compost and mulch, and the benefits of using Texas Superstar plant material.
“The focus of this educational presentation will be how to help you get your landscape through these dry times,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulturist. “The principles for maintaining a landscape with limited irrigation and using water-stretching or water-saving techniques are not only for homeowners, but also can be applied on a larger scale at commercial nurseries and in other green industry operations.”
Rodriguez said the green industry – wholesale and retail nurseries, landscaping and tree-care operations and associated businesses – constitutes the largest agricultural commodity in the county, contributing almost $1 billion to the area’s economy, according to the Texas Nursery & Landscape Association.
For more information, call Rodriguez at 210-467-6575 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Earth-Kind and Texas Superstar are trademarks of the Texas A&M System.
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