The City of Southlake is proud to partner with Texas A&M AgriLife and Tarrant Regional Water District to bring the Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in North Texas workshop this coming February 23.
Are you new to Southlake or the North Texas area? Or perhaps you are just new to growing plants in general! Join us at the Newcomer’s Guide to Gardening in North Texas workshop to learn about topics like native and adaptive plants for our area, landscape design, herbicide application, drip irrigation, rainwater harvesting, composting and more!
This informative seminar provides newcomers with a foundation to help grow a sustainable, lush and healthy lawn. Learn best practices and tips to tackle the challenges for the unique climate and soils of North Texas. Whether you’re an amateur lawn whisperer or a garden guru, we’ve got you covered.
The cost to register is $5.00, but includes a water conservation toolkit and many other giveaways. Participants will also receive their own handbook and other handy education materials to keep landscapes and gardens in great shape. To register for the event, please visit: https://ntxguidetogardening.eventbrite.com
For more questions about the event, please contact Ashley Carlisle, City of Southlake Environmental Coordinator, at (817) 748-8638.
Fix a Leak Week
The first event is “Fix a Leak Week,” which will be observed March 17-23, 2014.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Water Sense are promoting this week-long event to raise awareness about water waste and what you can do to save water and save money!
Water leaks account for 1 trillion gallons of water waste each year. By checking places where leaks typically occur and simply being more aware of your water use, families can save thousands of gallons of water yearly. This in turn can save a family more than 10% on their water bills.
The premise is simple: Take 10 minutes. Check the faucets, toilets, dishwasher and other sources for potential leaks. Take the necessary steps to fix the leaks and help save 10,000 gallons of water in your home annually.
Here are a few helpful tips to get you started:
For additional tips, visit CityofSouthlake.com/FixALeakWeek. You may also stop by Town Hall that week and enjoy informational displays and handouts courtesy of Public Works.
The second event is Green Fest, which will be held on March 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Southlake Town Square.
Greenfest is Southlake’s point of connection to learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources. The event will feature exhibits, vendor booths, and entertainment aimed at promoting various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future.
Visit the Green Fest website to learn more and how you can get involved.
For any questions on either event, contact the Southlake Public Works Department at 817-748-8637.