Wednesday, July 15, 2015

"Water-Wise Gardening" Class Tonight At Center For Urban Horticulture

UW Botanic Gardens’ Center for Urban Horticulture (3501 NE 41st Street) is holding a class called "Water-Wise Gardening" tonight from 6:30-8pm. The cost is $20.

The information says: 
Proper watering can be a life-saver for your trees, shrubs, perennials, edibles, and lawn, especially in this hot weather! In the Pacific Northwest, under-watering and overwatering are two of the most common mistakes that cause plant decline, pest and disease problems, and even plant death.  
Determining the type of soil you have in your garden or lawn is a vital ingredient in knowing when, and how much, to water the specific plants in your garden. Providing them with just the right amount of water also helps conserve this precious natural resource!
This class will cover how to determine your soil type, ways of amending lawn and garden soil to increase water absorption and retention, typical root depth for trees, shrubs, perennials, edibles, and lawn, and the pros and cons of hand watering, sprinklers, in-ground and drip irrigation systems.  
The presentation includes a PowerPoint, display of watering tools, soaker hose and drip tubing, demonstration of sand/silty/clay soil test and drip irrigation systems, and a handout to take home.

Register Online, or call 206-685-8033.

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