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Native Plant Gardening Series: Pest Management

  • Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center 4801 La Crosse Avenue Austin, TX 78739 United States (map)

In this final installment of the Native Plant Gardening Series, learn to identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

The Native Plant Gardening Series prepares students to transform their yards and gardens into efficient and beautiful native plant landscapes over the course of six classes (Saturdays, September 8 – 22 and Sunday, September 9). Take the classes individually or enroll in the entire series and save. This is one of our most popular offerings and the series will sell out. $45 per class or $243 for six-class series. Series participants choose either small-lot landscape or large-scale landscape design class.

Full Series Schedule:

Small-lot Landscape Design, September 8, 9 a.m. – noon
Design for your own backyard or other relatively small spaces (an acre or less).

Plants I, September 8, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify and learn about a variety of plants native to Central Texas, unique growing characteristics of each and how to choose the right ones for a garden.

Large-scale Landscape Design, September 9, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn to analyze a site and design large-scale projects that can otherwise feel overwhelming.

Plants II, September 15, 9 a.m. – noon
Dig deeper into the topic of Texas flora. Learn about native plants and where to find them as well as resources to keep growing. Plants I is recommended prior to this class.

Installation, September 15, 1 – 4 p.m.
Learn site preparation, irrigation, planting best practices and mulch application for a healthy garden.

Maintenance, September 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Maintaining a native garden requires knowledge of plant physiology, gardening tools, watering guidelines and other best practices. Learn it all in this essential class.

Integrated Pest Management, September 22, 1 – 4 p.m.
Identify common beneficial and harmful insects in your garden landscape. This class also covers pest management, treatment and safety practices.

Earlier Event: September 22
Native Plant Gardening Series: Maintenance
Later Event: September 24
Moonlight Hike