AgriLife Extension sets Home Landscape Design School in Midland

 

Four session program starts March 31

 

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Jeff Floyd, 432-889-9537, jeff.floyd@ag.tamu.edu

 

MIDLAND – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service offices in Ector and  Midland counties will conduct a four-evening Home Landscape Design School at the Commemorative Air Force Museum, located at 9600 Wright Drive near the Midland International Airport.

All four classes are scheduled from 6:30-9:30 p.m. They will be on March 31 and April 1, 7 and 8.

Low Impact Landscape  Properly designed West Texas landscapes can add beauty and value to a home when the right plants are selected and thoughtfully placed on the property.  Added benefits include reduced water consumption, lower energy bills and less time performing maintenance. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jeff Floyd)

Low Impact Landscape
Properly designed West Texas landscapes can add beauty and value to a home when the right plants are selected and thoughtfully placed on the property. Added benefits include reduced water consumption, lower energy bills and less time performing maintenance. (Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Jeff Floyd)

“These classes will help you design or redesign your landscape,” said Jeff Floyd, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for the two counties. “Along with hearing from some of the top pros in the landscape business, participants will receive a course packet containing a design template for their property along with a list of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals that perform well in our often unforgiving West Texas climate.”

Floyd said also included in the $145 per household (two adults) fee for the entire series are two tickets to the Commemorative Air Force Museum, a tour of the water quality demonstration garden and a 30 minute personal landscape design consultation to be followed up by a site visit.

Seating is limited, so preregistration online is encouraged at http://westtexasgardening.org/2014_home_landscape/

For more information contact Floyd at 432-889-9537, jeff.floyd@ag.tamu.edu or the AgriLife Extension offices in Ector County at 432-498-4071 or Midland County at 432-686-4700.

In addition to Floyd, presenters will include Deborah Frost, retired AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Ector and Midland counties, and Dr. Steve George, AgriLife Extension landscape specialist at Dallas.

Specific topics will include Easy DIY Design, How to Put Soil Organisms to Work for You, Why Water May be Stressing Your Plants, Which Irrigation Methods are Best and Super Plants for West Texas.

The landscape series is being sponsored by Keep Midland Beautiful, Keep Odessa Beautiful, the Permian Basin Master Gardeners and the Commemorative Air Force Museum.

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