Spring Lake Garden Club meeting

City councilwoman Lisa Prewitt will be the guest speaker of this month's Spring Lake Garden Club meeting on Nov. 8 at 9:15 a.m. at McCoy’s Headquarters Conference Room. PHOTO COURTESY OF SPRING LAKE GARDEN CLUB

The featured speaker for this month’s Spring Lake Garden Club meeting is city councilwoman Lisa Prewitt, who has been landscaping in the area for approximately 25 years.

When Prewitt started out landscaping she was very strict to stay with mostly only natives. Over the years, she began to combine natives with naturalized as well traditional landscape shrubs that can act as evergreen foundation or anchor shrubs and trees.

Prewitt says that one of the most important aspects of any planting including xeriscape is soil preparation and quality of plants as well as proper-planting techniques. She still utilizes drought tolerant plants in all landscapes with the exception of areas in a landscape that tend to collect water and require "bog" plants.

Prewitt works with the existing terrain and Mother Nature as much as possible to elaborate the natural beauty of an area. Of course there are times retaining walls are needed for erosion control as well as collecting and sending water flows to appropriate areas on a property.

Spring Lake Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Nov. 8, from 9:15 a.m. at McCoy’s Headquarters Conference Room, located at 1350 Interstate 35 North.

Spring Lake Garden Club is open to women and men interested in increasing their knowledge of gardening, especially concerning the gardening conditions and opportunities of the local area.

A popular ongoing project by the club is the selection of A Yard of the Month. An article and photos of the selected home site are published monthly in the San Marcos Daily Record. Other community projects include support of the Hays County Food Bank and the Heritage Association of San Marcos through participation in the Cottage Kitchen luncheon at the Charles S. Cock House.

Visitors interested in local gardening methods and issues are always welcome.

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