Virtual courses teach landscaping | News

Spring is just around the corner. Many residents will soon begin preparing their landscape for the growing season – improving their soil, selecting plants for installation, fertilizing turf grass, and checking sprinkler systems. For those first time homeowners or new to Texas, figuring out the best way to create and manage a sustainable landscape may not be an easy task.

To help residents, the Upper Trinity Regional Water District, Keep Lewisville Beautiful, and the City of Lewisville are running a series of virtual classes on soil and plant care and how to use sprinkler systems efficiently.

These virtual classes are taught by experts from the Denton County Master Gardener Association, the Native Plant Society of Texas, Rooted In, and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The courses will be held online from March 10th from 12pm to 1pm and every Wednesday until April 7th. Residents can register online at http://bit.ly/UTRWDwebinars. The virtual classes are:

– – March 10: Spring in action for long-term success

– – March 17th: Soil preparation and planting

– – March 24th: Prepare your sprinklers for spring

– – March 31: Basics of lawn care

– – April 7th: First steps with locals

For more information on the classes, see bit.ly/UTRWDwebinars. Registration is free, but places are limited. Therefore, residents are encouraged to register quickly. For each class attended, participants will be entered into a prize draw to win one of three ‘Go n Grow’ garden boxes that contain 24 native starter plants (11 different species), landscaping templates, and an easy-to-create installation and maintenance guide a beautiful landscape. Plants must be collected from one of five locations in the Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex on April 10, including the Upper Trinity office in Lewisville. For more information on the ‘Go n Grow’ garden boxes, visit the Rooted In website at rootedin.com/shop/.

Residents looking for additional resources to reduce outdoor water use should subscribe to WaterMyYard.org, which provides weekly recommendations on when to irrigate their lawns based on local weather data in their area. Videos and other resources can be found on the Upper Trinity website at utrwd.com or call 972-219-1228.

Upper Trinity is a regional waterfront community established by Texan Legislature in 1989 in favor of cities and utilities in the Denton County area. His mandate is to develop regional water services plans and to provide wholesale water and sanitation services to cities and utilities in his service area, including all of Denton County and parts of Dallas and Collin counties.

Upper Trinity is a leader in public education on water conservation and water quality conservation, and regularly runs programs on drought tolerant landscape techniques, landscape practices and more efficient water use.

Recently, the Board of Directors of the Upper Trinity Regional Water District took further action to help protect the water catchment areas above the water supply reservoirs by establishing the Upper Trinity Conservation Trust, which works with communities, landowners and developers in the conservation of water catchment areas and riverside properties cooperates.

To learn more, visit utrwd.com.

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