March 3-4, 2023

Friday, March 3, 2023

Session 1: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Growing Vegetables in Bexar County

Vegetable gardening isn’t rocket science, just give the plants what they need! Join David Rodriguez, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Horticulturist, as he shares just what you need to do to be successful in growing your own food. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 2: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Lawn Management for Bexar County

Love the look of a carpet of green? Join David Rodriguez, Bexar County AgriLife Extension Horticulturist, as he explains how to keep turf grass healthy and attractive. David will share with tips on moving, fertilizing, watering, controlling weeds and insects, and more. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 3: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Soils, Compost, & Mulch

All gardening begins with the soil: understanding the soil you’re working with, how to amend it, and then how to protect it. Bexar County has 4 significantly different soils; from virtual beach sand to a thick “gumbo” clay soil and these soils can be amended in a way that maximizes water usage while minimizing fertilizer & pesticide usage. But, even the richest soil needs protection from the brutal sun, oppressive heat, and wind. Join Master Gardener Bill Swantner as he explores these soils, various soil amendments, and ways to keep a stable environment in the soil. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Session 4: 9:00 – 10:00 AM

Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation is a great way to save water while growing a beautiful landscape or garden. Join John Vann, Bexar County Master Gardener with Advanced Training in Irrigation Efficiency, as he covers the benefits of drip irrigation, where a drip system can be used, and the design and installation of a drip system. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

Session 5: 10:30 – 11:30 AM

Earth-Kind Landscaping

Earth-Kind Landscaping uses research-proven techniques to provide for a beautiful and resilient landscape while preserving and protecting the environment. Join Anna Vogler, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she shares these principles and how you can implement them in your own landscape. (SAWS WaterSaver Rewards – 1 pt.)

Session 6: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Spring Gardening Tasks for the Landscape

The calendar says that Spring begins March 20, but a look at our weather leads us to believe otherwise. Join Lynn Cox, Bexar County Master Gardener, as she explains our gardening “spring” and what we need to be doing to help create a beautiful and resilient garden. (SAWS WaterSaver Reward – 1 pt.)

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