The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Bexar County has set the dates for “The Three Ts” seminars on trees, tomatoes and turfgrass.
The seminars will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings in Suite 208 of the AgriLife Extension office in Conroy Square, 3355 Cherry Ridge Drive, San Antonio.
“These programs are part of our Earth-Kind Garden and Landscape Series for homeowners and professionals,” said David Rodriguez, AgriLife Extension horticulture agent, Bexar County. “Earth-Kind incorporates the best of traditional and organic gardening techniques and focuses on minimizing chemical inputs and watering.”
Rodriguez will present all three programs.
The dates and topics for the seminars will be:
- Feb. 19, Trees – Selection, Planting and Maintenance of Shade Trees. This seminar will address the long-term value of shade trees to the homeowner and how to evaluate what tree is the right type and size for the landscape. It will also address where to purchase shade trees and the best way to transport and plant them.
- March 18, Tomatoes – Bragging Rights in Your Neighborhood. Attendees will learn about AgriLife Extension tomato trials and variety preferences. It will address the importance of early planting and how to protect and maintain tomato plants, including proper plant nutrition and watering.
- April 8, Turfgrass – It’s More Than Just Mowing. This seminar will address turfgrass selection and maintenance, including proper irrigation, weed management and pest control. It will also show how properly setting lawnmower height can help turf stay healthy and reduce watering costs.
The cost is $15 per session or $30 for all three. Attendees are asked to register as soon as possible for each program and at least three days in advance of the specific program date.
Continuing education credits will be provided for Bexar County Master Gardeners who attend.