Keepin' it Green in Mesquite
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:
Rainwater Harvesting and Sustainable Landscapes
This seminar will discuss the best way to design and install a rainwater harvesting system using your gutters and rain barrels. Find out how to collect and direct rainwater to use on your landscaping to lessen the dependence on city water and reduce runoff in to storm drains.
Do It Yourself Plumbing Repair
Did you know that the average home losses 14% of their water use to leaks? This workshop will teach do-it-yourself minor repairs to save water and help lower your water bill. Some of the topics covered include: checking for leaky toilets, faucets and hose bibs, replacing toilet flappers, fixing leaky faucets, installing aerators and low-flow showerheads, and other water conservation tips. Attendees will receive free aerators and low-flow showerheads.
Yard Care Basics
Proper care of your lawn involves more than just cutting the grass. A healthy and well maintained lawn is better able to resist drought, weeds, and other stresses such as pests or disease. This seminar will cover how much water your turf grass needs to stay healthy and other tips to make caring for your lawn or landscape easier and more efficient. Attendees will receive free moisture meters.
This workshop will teach the steps to creating and installing a sustainable landscape or garden. Participants will learn proper soil preparation, native and adaptive plant selection, and how to design and plan a small or large project. Attendees will receive free moisture meters and plant selection guide.
Drought Tolerant Landscaping
This seminar will focus on sustainable landscape solutions that are beautiful, colorful, innovative, earth-friendly, cost effective, and drought tolerant. The workshop will include basic design, plant selection, proper watering techniques, and other water-wise landscaping ideas. Attendees will receive free moisture meter and plant selection guide.
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.