A seven-week Lawn and Garden 101 series starts Feb. 1 in Georgetown at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Williamson County, 100 Wilco Way, Room 226.
The AgriLife Extension course costs $55 for the series and will take place from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday through March 15. Advance registration is required at https://tx.ag/LG101.
“We are excited to host this seven-week program to engage home lawn and garden enthusiasts on a practical level,” said Kate Whitney, AgriLife Extension horticulturist for Williamson County. “Many people are moving to Williamson County from other states, and we wanted to offer a class to help folks learn how to be successful at gardening in Central Texas.”
She said Central Texas is great for growing winter vegetable gardens, and the area also has some neat native and adapted landscape plants participants will learn about. Whitney also noted there are weeds and other pests in Central Texas that new residents might not be familiar with.
“This program will help homeowners get started on the right foot in their lawn and garden, and even native Central Texans can learn something new,” she said.
Participants will learn practical steps for selecting plants that grow well in Williamson County, conserving water in landscapes, and caring for lawns and trees.
Speakers and topics
The weekly interactive series will feature Whitney, Williamson County Master Gardeners and other experts.
Weekly series topics are:
- Feb. 1: Lawn Care.
- Feb. 8: Vegetable and Herb Gardening.
- Feb. 15: EarthKind Landscaping.
- Feb. 22: Trees and Shrubs.
- March 1: Ornamental Plants and Succulents.
- March 8: Irrigation Basics and Water Conservation.
- March 15: Top 10 Garden Mistakes and Q&A Panel.
For more information, contact Whitney at 512-943-3300.