EduScape - UGRA's educational landscape 

 As you stroll along the landscape pathway you will see numerous examples of water conservation and stormwater detention practices that help stretch scarce water supply and protect all our water resources including the Guadalupe River. You can implement these same practices in your home or business landscape. 

 Featured topics include:

UGRA recognizes the innovative stewardship of the Hill Country Master Gardeners in the design and construction of the EduScape.  For additional photos and information about the Hill Country Master Gardeners, visit their webpage.

Pictured L to R: UGRA Board Director and Master Gardener Diane McMahon, Master Gardeners Melayne Arnold, Debra Foley, Pam Umstead, and Meg Scott-Johnson


Additional Landscape Resources:

Many of the plants featured in the EduScape are highlighted in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service "Native and Adapted Landscape Plants" resource - pdf  Check it out!

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The Guadalupe River

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Rainwater Harvesting

Additional Rainwater Harvesting Resources:

Rainwater Harvesting Manual - pdf
Rainwater Harvesting with Rain Barrels - pdf

Reasons Your Plants Will Love Rainwater!

  • It is free of salts, minerals, and chlorine
  • It has a neutral pH
  • Plants will be healthier and require fewer added nutrients and pest controls

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Texas Wildflowers

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Pervious Surfaces

Pavers used in UGRA EduScape: 

Grasstone by Pavestone - Learn More 
Perm Pavers by Pavestone - Learn More

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Dry Creek Bed

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Additional Resources for Lawns:

Managing Lawn Problems - pdf
Landscape Irrigation - pdf

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Condensate Collection

Additional Resources for Condensate Collection:

Did you know Peterson Regional Medical Center is a leader in condensate collection in Kerrville?  The facility generates an estimated 400,000 gallons of condensate water each year just from the air conditioning system.  The 90,000 gallon storage tanks convey water to their landscape irrigation system and provides a constant supply - even during drought. The stored water also serves as an emergency non potable water supply. Read more here - pdf

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Rain Gardens

Additional Resources for Rain Gardens:

Stormwater Management: Rain Gardens - pdf
Rain Gardens Fact Sheet - pdf
How to Create a Rain Garden - pdf

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Additional Resources for Landscape Maintenance:

Yard Care - pdf
Managing 10 Common Texas Yard Pests - pdf
Mulching and Composting - pdf

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