Environmental Workshops

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The City of Mesquite Water Conservation Office is offering FREE workshops and events for Mesquite residents wanting to learn more about water-wise landscaping, water conservation, and sustainable, green practices. 

 Upcoming Workshops


Water Efficient Landscape

- Part 1 (9:00 am to 10:30 am)

Are you on a budget, but your landscape needs a facelift? Transform your landscape into a water efficient landscape. Come and learn basic design principles, plant placement, and hardscape so you can “do it yourself”’.

Water Efficient Landscape

- Part 2 (10:45 am to 12:15 pm)

Now that you been to “Part 1” learn to install and maintain your water efficient landscape design. Learn proper soil preparation, plant installation, hardscape installation and the maintenance of your landscape or garden.

Speaker: Patrick Dickinson, Agrilife Research
Date: Saturday, April 9, 2016
Location:  Mesquite ISD Planetarium
Address: 2501 Memorial Blvd. Mesquite, TX 75149​

All attendees will receive plant guide and free moisture meter. To register for one or both classes, call 972-329-8300 or register online at:

https://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2016/april-9-2016-water-efficient-landscape-part-1-2-mesquite/



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Native and Adaptive Plants



Are you a “Native Texan” or a transplant? Plants are native or transplants too!! This program covers a large selection of minimal water use plants that are native and adaptive, ideal for a sustainable landscape or garden. You will learn proper soil preparation, proper planting, and native and adaptive plant selection. Plant list provided.

Date:  Thursday, May 26, 2016
Time:  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: City of Mesquite City Hall Training Room
Address: 767 N. Galloway, Mesquite, Texas 75149

To register call 972-329-8300 or register online at:

https://dallas.tamu.edu/courses/2016/may-26-2016-native-adaptive-plants-mesquite/


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Water Conserving Plant Sales

The City’s Water Conservation office is partnering with a local retailer to offer Mesquite residents an opportunity to lean about native and adapted plants and save on select varieties of low-water use plants that can thrive in the Texas heat.  Attendees will have an opportunity to talk with a plant expert or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas.  For more information on this event or for event locations in other area cities, visit: www.txsmartscape.com or call 972-329-8300.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
Ron’s Organics
1820 S. Beltline Rd

Plant selection and attractions may vary by location. Plants available while supplies last.

Click here for a listing of the native/adapted plant sales this Spring in the DFW metroplex.