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You can design your own landscape with training from the Denton County Master Gardener Association.
Denton County Master Gardeners will be conducting a “Design Your Own Earth-Kind Landscape” course at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday from Sept. 5 through Oct. 10 at the Carroll Building, 401 W. Hickory St. in Denton. The course concentrates on creating beauty using Earth-Kind practices that conserve time, energy, water and money through thoughtful planning of your yard or garden.
Fee for the class is $100 for one person or $125 for a participant and spouse. A book and basic drawing supplies will be provided, as well as snacks and drinks. Spouses will share materials and design the same yard. Laptops, tablets and smart phones are welcome for Web searches.
Prior to the class, participants must make a copy of their lot survey, usually a part of your property deed. If you can’t find a copy of your survey, check with the realtor who sold you the property. You may also download Google Earth for free, type in your address and look at plan and street views of your property. You may also wish to go to and follow the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service information to have your soil tested before the class. The Urban and Homeowner Soil Sample Information Form will tell you with how and where to collect samples, cost and how to mail your sample.  You may also bring a soil sample to class.
For questions or to register online, contact or call the Master Gardener help desk at 940-349-2892. Persons with disabilities who require auxiliary aids or services are asked to contact DCMGA at 940-349-2883 five working days prior to the event.
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