A webinar on gardening in West Texas is scheduled for March 1st

On March 1, from 12:00 to 13:00, a free webinar on the lawn and garden will be held on the Zoom meeting platform.

The gardening checklist for the March 1 spring webinar will cover horticulture, fruit trees, landscape management and lawns. (photo by Texas A&M AgriLife Sam Craft)

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service The event, the Spring Gardening Checklist, focuses on the needs of West Texas lawn and garden lovers, but everyone can attend a virtual event.

Participants must pre-register at Once participants have registered, they will be provided with a link to a live session.

Additional viewing option is to call 346-248-7799 on the day of the event, enter the meeting ID 960 0908 2815 and then the access code 026505.

Texas A&M AgriLife experts

The webinar will feature speaker Alison Watkins, AgriLife Extension gardener for Tom Green County. Other speakers will include Larry Stein, PhD, gardener at AgriLife Extension and Deputy Head of Department, Department of Horticultural Sciences, Uwalde; Joseph Masabni, Ph.D., gardener at AgriLife Extension, Dallas; and Jose Diaz, research assistant, Department of Soil and Crop ProductionBrian College Station.

Themes of spring gardening

The webinar will cover a checklist of things to decide to keep lawns and gardens in shape for next season.

“Spring is an exciting time for home gardeners to work on decorating their landscape,” Watkins said. “As the temperature warms and the plants begin to come back to life, a lot needs to be done to make everything reliable and look beautiful.”

Topics of the event will include horticulture, fruit trees, lawns and landscape management.

“Plants need a good spring season to give healthy new growth and strengthen their root system to prepare for a busy summer season,” she said.

Watkins said proper irrigation, fertilizing, pest control, soil management and other gardening techniques help keep the yard beautiful and the plants strong next year.

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