Water Conservation Series: Landscape & Lawn Care in Our Semi-Arid Texas Hill Country

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**The Water Conservation Series session "Find and Fix Leaks at Home" that was originally scheduled for this date has been moved to Monday, July 3rd. To register for that program, please click here.**

Landscape & Lawn Care in Our Semi-Arid Texas Hill Country

Find out how much water your lawn and desert plants need to thrive and how often to get that water to them.  Learn how to input the proper watering schedule into your irrigation timer/controller, and how to easily adjust it each season.  Maintaining a beautiful and water-efficient lawn in the Hill Country can be challenging.  Master Gardener, Steven Grainger, will cover the basics of proper lawn maintenance, fertilizing, mowing, and watering for a beautiful, water-efficient lawn.

Water Conservation Series

This session is part of the Water Conservation Series. These workshops were developed in response to common questions and concerns about various topics related to water conservation, water quality, pollution increases, and ecological issues.  The workshops provide a brief overview (with a chance for questions and answers) for Texas Hill Country residents to better understand where our water comes from and how to protect this important resource. The 10 sessions in this weekly series take place on Mondays from 12:00pm to 1:30pm beginning June 5th and ending August 7th. Feel free to bring your lunch while you learn of ways we all can protect our precious water sources!

Join us for all 10 session in this series or just the sessions that interest you!

  • Session 1: June 5 - Aquifers
  • Session 2: June 12 - Rain Harvesting
  • Session 3: June 19 - Rain Barrels and Wicking Gardens
  • Session 4: June 26 - Drip Irrigation
  • Session 5: July 3 - Find and Fix Leaks at Home
  • Session 6: July 10 - Landscape & Lawn Care in Our Semi-Arid Texas Hill Country
  • Session 7: July 17 - Water Conserving Plants; Bees, Butterflies, and Hummingbirds
  • Session 8: July 24 - Xeriscape, Rain Gardens, & Prairie Ponds
  • Session 9: July 31 - Composting
  • Session 10: August 7 - Pruning for Winter and Frost Protection

About the Speaker

This session in the Water Conservation Series is presented by the following speaker:

Steven Grainger, PhDDoctorate from Texas A&M
Hydrologist and Good Guy
Master Gardener; comalmg.org
Dr. Steven Grainger is a retired Aggie Texas Professional Engineer who turned to Master Gardening yet still practices his analytical skills.  He specializes in Irrigation Efficiency and Rainwater Harvesting but is currently also working to specialize in Trees and Tree Care.  He has been a Master Gardener in Comal County for 11 years having served once as President, and now serves as Water Conservation Chair and Vice Chair of the AgriLife Extension Facilities Steering Committee.  He also is Outreach Co-chair on the Comal County Conservation Alliance Board of Directors.  As a person deeply committed to preserving our natural land and water resources, he and his wife of 52 years actively encourage others to do so, too.  He can also advise on landscaping for water efficiency and retention or storm water management. Our services are always free, and we welcome questions anytime.

Learn more about Dr. Grainger's work here: www.rainbees.com



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