Fort Bend County Libraries will present the online program “Gardening Success Begins With The Soil” on Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Part 1 of the Texas AgriLife Extension Office’s Landscape Success series for homeowners. This program is broadcast live via Webex. it will NOT be personal.

James (Boone) Holladay, County Extension Agent at the Texas AgriLife Extension Office in Fort Bend County, will speak about how a sustainable Earth-Kind® landscape can be created and installed by starting with proper soil preparation. Learn about various research-based water-saving technologies, irrigation systems, and lawn management techniques to maintain attractive, dense lawns and landscapes without wasting water. Holladay will also talk about landscape diseases and pests and how they can be treated while reducing fertilizers and pesticides. Gardeners of all skill levels who would like to learn more about sustainable landscaping are cordially invited.

Holladay received his bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Stephen F. Austin State University and his degree in agricultural education from Texas A&M University. He helped develop an urban youth horticulture program in Houston and also worked at Moody Gardens in Galveston.

The Landscape Success series will be continued on May 25th with “Right Plants for the Right Place”.

The program is free and open to the public. The program requires registration so that a link to the Webex session can be emailed to anyone who registers. To register online on the library website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on Classes & Events, select Virtual Programs, and locate the program on the date specified. Attendees can also enroll by calling the Fort Bend County Libraries Communications Office at 281-633-4734.

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