Saturday, July 6, 2013

Gardening in the Drought--Drip Irrigation seminar this Saturday

Setting Up and Using Drip Irrigation
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 10am-12pm
Zilker Botanical Garden, Garden Center
2220 Barton Springs Rd. Austin TX 78746

Did you know that drip irrigation is one of the most effective and efficient ways to water your garden and landscape beds, trees, vines and bushes?  Drip irrigation is exempt from Austin’s stage one, two and three water restriction schedules, due to its increased efficiency. The City of Austin has been under Stage Two Water Restrictions since September 2012, so take advantage of drip irrigation to help your landscape survive Central Texas’ current and forecast drought conditions.  This class will show you how to plan a system, where to buy supplies, and how to maintain your drip irrigation system to get the most out of it.  Find out how a traditional water sprinkler system can be converted into a drip irrigation system to reduce consumption – and lower your water bill.

The event is free to the public. It is presented by the Travis County Master Gardeners, a volunteer arm of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Travis County. For information, call (512) 854-9600.

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