Water University Events Newcomers Guide to Gardening In North Texas

Are you new to North Texas, new to gardening in the “Lone Star State” or perhaps just new to growing plants in general? This helpful seminar is designed to provide newcomers with a foundation to help grow a sustainable, lush and healthy lawn, landscape, and or vegetable garden amidst the challenges that the unique climate and soils of North Central Texas throw our way.

Join Texas A&M AgriLife's Water University and Dallas Water Utilities for this free event to get you set up for success in your landscape!


8:30-9:10 (40 mins) “The Dirt on North Texas Soils” - Daniel Cunningham

Soil Testing
Proper Fertilization

9:10-10:10 (60 mins) “Growing Ornamental Landscape Plants” - Daniel Cunningham and Patrick Dickinson

Native and Adapted Plant for North Texas
Basic Design Principals
Maintenance for a Beautiful and Healthy Landscape

10:10 – 11:00 (50 mins) – “Growing Tough Texas Turf”- Patrick Dickinson

Selecting the Right Species
Lawn Maintenance
Pre-emergent Herbicides
Problem Solving Tips

11:00- 12:00 (60 mins) – “The Best Vegetables and Fruits to Grow in North Texas” - Daniel Cunningham

Plant Selection
Common Issues
Resources for Maximum Harvest

12:00-12:30 (30 mins) “The Best Irrigation Practices to Make Plants Thrive!” - Patrick Dickinson

The Catch Can Test
The Cycle and Soak Irrigation Method
Irrigation Nozzles
Drip Irrigation
Rainwater Harvesting

12:30 End Program and Open for Q&A

Cost: FREE

Saturday, February 10, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 am

Texas Discovery Gardens (located in Fair Park, Gate #6)
3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Dallas, Texas 75210


Enter Fair Park at Gate # 6 (the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Robert B. Cullum Blvd). Just inside the gate, turn right on Second Ave. Enter the parking lot on your right.

Please note: Fair Park has paid parking during park-wide events or major concerts. If you visit Texas Discovery Gardens during an event, tell the gate attendant you are visiting us and they should let you through for free.

For more information: https://txdg.org/info/

Please complete the form below to register for this course.

31 of 200 spots are available for this course.

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