Establishing Native Grasses Seminar

  • Friday, May 10, 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Northern Water

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Native grasses are increasing in interest as a landscape option. Eric Becker, CLIA, CIC, CID is the Special Districts Administrator for Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation. He will present his methods and findings on successfully establishing native grasses in a variety of environmental conditions. Eric developed a strategy for reducing the amount of irrigated Kentucky bluegrass in order to help maintain a healthier and more sustainable parks system. The strategy includes converting low-use, high-maintenance Kentucky bluegrass to native grass to achieve significant water savings and reduce the overall water footprint of city parks and greenways. The results of converting over 71 acres in 46 projects have been dramatic, proving very cost effective while providing more attractive landscapes. Learn which areas to convert, how much water you can save and step-by-step details of how to make water conversion a success!

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