Runoff from landscape irrigation systems is a major source of water loss in Texas. Runoff is most common in compacted and clay soils, and on slopes, but it may occur on any soil if the irrigation system is run too long or if it applies water faster than it can infiltrate into the soil. The best approach to landscape watering is deep and infrequent. (4 pages)
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Today Master Gardeners are active in all 50 U.S. States and eight Canadian provinces. The heart of the Texas Master Gardener program is the dedicated, passionate volunteers who are willing to share their knowledge with anyone interested. 2019 Edition.
This online course will enable land managers to select and restore the best grasses for their goals. Objectives: select plants native to Texas; explain biological characteristics of relevant grasses; describe soil factors; predict vegetation based on ecoregions; select seeds; prepare your seedbed; determine proper planting times; acquire necessary equipment; manage grasses once planted.