Interested in learning more about how you can help conserve water in Southlake? Then be sure to attend any of three free workshops on water conservation to be offered by the City’s Public Works Department on March 12, April 23, and May 1. All three workshops will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the DPS West Training Room (2100 W. Southlake Blvd) on the days indicated below. For additional information, please contact Christi Upton at (817) 748-8638.
March 12, 2012:
Native and Adaptive Plants for a Water Conserving Landscape
Native and adaptive plants require less water, fertilizer and pesticides and create a beautiful sustainable landscape. This program will address how all future sustainable landscapes must conserve water. Plant selection and placement are key elements for conserving water in your landscape.
April 23, 2012
Drip Irrigation: Do-it-Yourself
Efficient irrigation is essential to sustainable landscapes. Drip irrigation is the most efficient irrigation method for applying water to your landscape. In this class you will learn how to install a drip system or convert an existing system to drip.
May 1, 2012
Irrigation Quick Fixes
To work efficiently, an irrigation system requires, at the very least, an annual check-up. An inefficient system may waste as much as 50% due to minor problems that are easy to fix. This class will provide step-by-step instruction on how to perform an irrigation check-up as well as how to make minor repairs and adjustments. Information on how to select a licensed irrigation professional for larger more complicated jobs will also be presented.