From the essentials of healthy soil to the principles of landscape design, The Woodlands Township’s free Gardening 102: Transforming Landscapes seminar on Saturday, October 22, 2016, offers a guide for creating beautiful landscapes that flourish despite extremes of temperature, drought and seasonal flooding. Join two recognized experts of easy-care gardening – Bob Dailey and Flo Hannah – for best practices in developing water-thrifty yards that are also user-friendly.
Did you know the average American uses 100 gallons of water per day at home? Unfortunately, demand is not sustainable and we are moving toward a future with unpredictable water availability. In an effort to conserve water, residents of The Woodlands Township are once again encouraged to participate in the annual Water-Wise Village Challenge.
What is your dream landscape? Is it manicured or free flowing? Does it require regular irrigation or is it drought tolerant? Is it a place for people and nature? Find inspiration to re-envision your landscape at the next Gardening 102 seminar, Transforming Landscapes: Trends and Traditions. Continue reading
Whether by planting native plants, providing feeders, leaving snags or adding nest boxes, even small backyards can add critical habitat for resident and migrating birds. Re-envision your landscape with Sarah Flournoy, program manager with Houston Audubon Society, at the next Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture. Continue reading
The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department offers free outdoor composting classes once a month between October and March. Join us to learn and practice new composting skills, meet other like-minded residents, and return to your backyard ready to create useful compost!
International Walk to School month is a free, easy and fun way for kids to get active this October. Twelve elementary schools in The Woodlands Township are observing the annual tradition with scheduled walk days in October. Students are encouraged to walk, ride or scoot to and from school to kick-start healthy travel habits that can lead to good health for life! Continue reading
Fall is the perfect time to plant native perennials and shrubs, as well as cool season herbs and veggies. Learn valuable tips and techniques to develop your green thumb at the Township’s free, water-wise garden event this weekend, Woodlands Landscaping Solutions! Continue reading
Magnolia, red bay, sweet gum, oak and dogwood trees with dead brown twigs at the tips of the branches may be infested by the black twig borer. This tiny invasive insect is fast-becoming a common pest in nurseries and home landscapes throughout our region. U.S. Forest Service entomologists have positively identified this insect right here in The Woodlands. Continue reading
Want a great way to teach your kids about conserving natural resources? Start with water! Installing a rain barrel in your backyard is pretty easy and can have a big impact on reducing the amount of our drinking water resources used for plants and gardens. Continue reading
With news of the first human case of West Nile Virus in Montgomery County, The Woodlands Township reminds residents to stay alert and take steps to protect themselves and loved ones from the risks of disease borne by mosquitoes.
Discover the natural world of hawks with Dr. Susan Heath, avian conservation biologist, at the upcoming Walk in the Woods Nature Lecture Series. From identifying characteristics to natural history, Dr. Heath will use beautiful imagery to teach attendees about these amazing flyers.
Ready, Set, Go! The 2016 Village Recycling Challenge is off and running. The annual competition between Villages, in conjunction with the November America Recycles Day event, serves as a reminder for residents that a variety of items can be recycled beyond curbside. Continue reading