Before your lawn shrivels in the sun, learn how to use your sprinkler system to benefit the environment and your budget.All are welcome to attend the first-ever DIY Sprinkler Expo, hosted by the Tarrant Regional Water District and the cities of Arlington, Fort Worth, Frisco and Mansfield. The free event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 8 at the Water Works Learning Center near I-20 and I-35 in Fort Worth.In honor of Smart Irrigation Month in July, Tarrant Regional Water District hopes to keep residents informed about how to use outdoor irrigation systems more efficiently, said Dustan Compton, Regional Conservation Program manager.“It’s a free educational event that can help residents manage their outdoor water use,” Compton said.Participants can learn all about outdoor irrigation systems, including smart technology that could save water and money. The event will be set up with six tents, each one featuring a licensed irrigator talking about a specific sprinkler-related topic.Topics include:
- Sprinkler Demo Stations
- Sprinkler System 101
- Setting Your Controller
- Drip Conversion
- Simple Repairs
- Efficiency Retrofits
- Installing/Testing Sensors
Attendees can also learn about how to plant water-smart gardens from the Master Gardeners. Classes will be available inside the Water Works Learning Center, starting at 9:30 a.m.Here’s the complete Master Gardener class schedule:
- Landscape Design – 9:30 a.m.
- Plant Selection – 10 a.m.
- Improving Soil & Maintenance – 10:30 a.m.
- Ask a Master Gardener – 11 a.m.
DIY Sprinkler Expo
- When: 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, July 8
- Where: 1801 Circle Drive, Fort Worth
- Cost: Free
- Tours of Demonstration Garden
- Free water efficient toolkits and booklets available