Where do I start? That’s a question homeowners often ask us when it comes to transforming their water-guzzling landscapes. What they’re really asking is how can they make their landscape conservation-oriented, low-water (and still beautiful) and what tools are available to do that.
One very important tool we recommend is the WaterSaver Design School. Offered two to three times a year by the Gardening Volunteers of South Texas, the class provides information on design, plants and necessary tools to get started.
Local landscape experts discuss topics including:
- Principles of low-water landscapes
- Elements of design
- Choosing the right plants for the right place
- Drip irrigation gardening
Students also get goodie bags filled with books and instructional CDs on plant selection, gardening, and landscape design and maintenance. But the best part is the one-on-one consultation with an expert gardener — to talk about your individual landscape needs and concerns. By the end of the four-hour course, homeowners are equipped with personalized advice and a design plan for their landscape.
The journey of converting your landscape begins with a single step. Make that step the WaterSaver Design School.