Richland College Hosts Free Seminar On Proper Lawn Care

Many people maintain their lawns based on trial and error and these errors tend show up in water bills, creeks, rivers and lakes as well as lawns. Learn the proper techniques to having a healthy lawn, saving money and preventing water pollution at the “Lawn Care 101 Turf Seminar.” This free seminar, hosted by Richland College and Dallas Water Utilities, will be held from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 29 in the Richland College Performance Hall.

Join Dr. James McAfee, Turfgrass Specialist with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service in Dallas, to learn how to properly care for your lawn. Among the subjects to be covered are the proper height to mow, how and when to fertilize and how to water most efficiently. Two 60-gallon rain barrels, donated by, will be given away at end of the turf session.

Following the turf session, plan on attending each of the following 30-minute presentations:

Do It Yourself Sprinkler Repairs: Learn about proper controller programming, system components, sprinkler head selection, seasonal adjustments, minor repairs and repair parts.

Sustainable Landscaping: Learn how to sustainably use lawn chemicals and manage your yard waste for a nice, lush lawn, while keeping pollution out of our local creeks, rivers and lakes.

Space is limited, to make reservations, register online at or call 214-670-3155.