Texas Smartscape Class: Water Efficient Landscape Design, June 24

Nothing beats a freshly mown lawn – except a beautifully landscaped yard. Learn how to make your lawn your own personal oasis at the free Texas Smartscape Class: Water Efficient Landscape Design from 6-8 p.m. June 24 at the Surveyor Water Tower, located at 4000 Arapaho Road in Addison.

At this event, you can learn basic design principles, plant placement and new landscape trends to help you do it yourself. According to its website, this class will help you “transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape.”

Create your dream yard using the ULandscapeIt tool, an online tool that helps you plan your own water efficient outdoor space. ULandscapeIt is a webpage from Water University, which offers you free blueprints to help you with your design. Different layouts include list of plant options and arrangements that are recommended for successful growth and minimal work.

You can search for plant and flower options based on the time of year it blooms, how much light it needs, water requirements, bloom color and more.

Water University is located at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center – Dallas, and it has the most comprehensive offering of scientifically based solutions for water conservation and resource management. Water University utilizes the expertise of the Texas A&M University System to bring unparalleled opportunities for collaboration in conservation.

The Texas A&M AgriLife Research Center – Dallas is a scientific research campus and headquarters for public outreach. Scientists and extension specialists here work to advance innovation in urban agriculture, water resources, healthy landscapes and ecosystems and healthy food systems.

We spend the most time outside during the summer – swimming, tanning, grilling, relaxing – so now is the perfect time to attend this class. If you’ve always wanted a pool but aren’t sure how it would look in your backyard, if you want colorful flowers but don’t know where to start, or if you just want to spice up your front lawn, this class is for you. It will help you go from having a regular yard to having the yard everyone on your street wishes they had!


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