2014 Fall Landscaping & Sprinkler System Seminar

Dr. Dotty Woodson shows and explains parts of a drip irrigation system. Photo: KCMGA .

On Saturday, August 14, 2014, Kaufman County Master Gardeners presented their Fall Landscaping & Sprinkler Seminar at Central Baptist Church in Crandall. The seminar’s emphasis was on landscaping plants and techniques that yield beautiful landscapes while reducing the amount of water needed to maintain them.

Patrick Dickinson, Program Coordinator at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Education Center in Dallas, talked about the benefit of using native and adapted plants in the landscape and recommended some of his favorites. He also update the group on some of the newer, drought-tolerant turf grasses that are being released. Dickinson talked about the effect of drought on trees and recommended some hardy species for home landscapes.

Dr. Patrick Dickinson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist, talks about problems sometimes found with new landscape plants. Photo: KCMGA.
Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist for Water Resources speaks about irrigation. Photo: KCMGA .
Dr. Dotty Woodson, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Program Specialist for Water Resources speaks about irrigation. Photo: KCMGA .

Dr. Dotty Woodson, Water Resources Specialist at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Education Center in Dallas, spoke about irrigation efficiency and gave pointers on doing basic repair and maintenance on a home system. She also explained and demonstrated how a homeowner can convert a traditional spray head system to a more efficient drip irrigation system.

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