Keepin' it Green in Mesquite
Sustainable Series

The City of Mesquite and Keep Mesquite Beautiful are offering the following FREE workshops for Mesquite residents wanting to learn more about water-wise landscaping, water conservation, and sustainable, green practices.

Please note that dates, times and meeting locations are subject to change depending on registration. You must pre-register to be able to attend! To register, call 972-329-8300 or email:

March 8, 2014
Water-wise Landscaping

This workshop will teach you how to select native, adapted plants and trees which are drought tolerant. The less watering, fertilizing, and chemical control required in your yard, the more you contribute to the conservation and preservation of our limited water resources. This workshop will focus on organic practices in lawn care and how to drought-proof your landscape. Attendees will receive free moisture meters and plant selection guides.

Location: Rutherford Community Center
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
Speaker: Ron Hall, Organic Dynamics

April 5, 2014
Drought Tolerant Plant Sale/Event

Texas SmartScape™ and The Home Depot® have partnered to offer special deals and great savings on select varieties of low-water-use plants that will thrive in the Texas heat. In addition to the discounts on select native and adaptive plants, you can talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas, as well saving water outdoors.

Location: Home Depot, Mesquite
Time: 8:00 am to noon
No registration is required to attend

May 3, 2014
Landscape Care for New Homeowners

Proper care of your landscape involves more than just cutting the grass. This workshop is geared toward the new or potential new homeowner, as well as novice gardeners. You will learn basic lawn care, landscape and sprinkler techniques, and other tips to make caring for your lawn or landscape easier and more efficient. Attendees will receive free moisture meters.

Location: Rutherford Community Center
Time: 9:30 am to 11:00 am
Speaker: Patrick Dickinson, Texas Agri-life

June 7, 2014
Sprinkler Basics

Misdirected or broken sprinkler heads and long run times can all lead to water waste and high water bills. This seminar will teach you basic irrigation repairs such as replacing broken heads or nozzles, how to set your irrigation controller, seasonal adjustments, cycle soak watering, drip irrigation and more. Attendees will receive a free moisture meter and Irrigation Tips DVD.

Location: Rutherford Community Center
Time: 9:30 to 11:00 am
Speaker: Patty Sipe, Heads Up Sprinkler Co.