SAN ANTONIO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will present the Backyard Gardening Series educational program “Drip Irrigation and Lawn Management “ from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in Suite 208 of its offices at 3355 Cherry Ridge in San Antonio.
“Drip irrigation is probably the most effective method for home landscaping,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension agent for horticulture in Bexar County. “This program will include a presentation by Dr. Tom Harris, a Bexar County Master Gardener with lots of experience constructing and installing drip irrigation systems.”
“Building and installing a basic home irrigation system is a relatively simple process,” Harris said. “In fact, as many or more women than men are now taking the lead in installing these systems for home gardening.”
Rodriguez said the program will also address how to manage turf grass through the summer, fall and winter.
“With the sporadic and uncertain rainfall this year, plus the stress caused by previous drought periods, it’s important to know how to properly irrigate, fertilize and tend your lawn,” he said. “You should also know the right length and frequency for cutting your grass during different seasons. People often have a lot of money invested in their lawns, and proper management can help protect that investment.”
Rodriguez said the program would also focus on best practices from the AgriLife Extension Earth-Kind program to emphasize environmental responsibility through water conservation and limited chemical use.
The registration fee for the program is $10 and may be paid in advance at the AgriLife Extension office or at the door. Make checks payable to Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
For more information, contact Rodriguez or Angel Torres at 210-467-6575.