Planting Fruit Trees
January 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 amFREE
Fruit trees are a gorgeous, healthy, and practical addition to any home garden or landscape. They are easy enough to take care of as a beginning gardener or a great plant to take care of with your children, allowing them to see science in action.
Texas is a perfect state for all kinds of fruit trees, such as apple or fig, as its warm weather and plentiful rain create an ideal environment for growth and the production of healthy fruit. If you are considering fruit trees for your landscape be sure to tune into this free online seminar.
In this Earth-Kind seminar hosted by David Rodriguez, Extension Horticulturist with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will cover the basic steps of selecting appropriate fruit tree for your landscape, how to properly plant them, how to train and manage these trees as well as harvesting and general overall maintenance. Whether you want to plant your fruit trees in containers for your patio or establish an attractive back-yard orchard this seminar will get you on track for success with your fruit trees.
Earth-Kind combines organic and traditional principles that help homeowners create lush yet environmentally safe gardens and landscapes. They are research-proven techniques that are successful and preserve and protect the environment. Techniques include using composting to improve existing soil conditions, proper mowing, effective irrigation methods that conserve water and using plant materials that are less susceptible to insects and diseases, Perez said. Topics include an Earth-Kind overview, Earth-Kind roses, improving existing soils, Earth-Kind turf management, selecting plants for South Texas, disease and insect management, and a question-and-answer session.