Fort Bend County residents have an opportunity beginning this month to learn how to become more successful with their home landscapes.
That’s because Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and Fort Bend County Master gardeners are partnering with the Fort Bend County Libraries to offer Landscape Success on a Tuesday each month through November.
The April 20 program – “Gardening Success Begins with Soil” – will begin at 2 p.m. with a question-and-answer period to follow the presentation by Boone Holladay, Fort Bend County Extension Agent-Horticulture. He will discuss how county residents can maintain their soil to create beautiful, low-maintenance and environmentally sustainable landscapes.
Register at https://www.fortbend.lib.tx.
Based on Earth-Kind® landscaping principles, the goal of Landscape Success is to conserve water and protect water quality, reduce fertilizer and pesticide use, conserve energy and reduce yard wastes entering urban landfills.
Suma Mudan, a Fort Bend County Master Gardener and co-organizer of the monthly series, said, “All the speakers are Master Gardeners.” In almost all cases, they have advanced training in that specialty, she added.
“We selected the topics based on the flow of the landscape preparation, design, implementation and maintenance aspects,” said Mudan. “We added two new topics this year – home composting and backyard fruit trees based on the community requests.
“We started Landscape Success program back in 2018. Our first community partner was Harvest Green – we did 2018 and 2019 with them. We didn’t do anything in 2020. We are picking back up this year,” added Mudan.
The schedule for the rest of the year is: May 25-Choosing Right Plants for the Right Place, June 22-Using Irrigation Wisely, July 20-Successful Home Composting, Aug. 24-Understanding the Lawn, Sept. 21-Controlling Landscape Pests and Diseases, Oct. 26-Fruit Trees for the Backyard and Nov. 16-Tree Care Basics.