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Did you know that the Westcreek Neighborhood Association makes annual contributions towards Patton Elementary’s landscaping program? Your $20 annual dues help us to maintain this support. If you haven’t had a chance to join / renew your supporting membership, please click here.
Congratulations to Joe Gilliland and Katy Roper @4602 Yellow Rose Trail
I asked Katy to tell their “story” of the transformation of their yard and energy savings initiatives. Here is what she wrote:
We started working on xeriscaping the backyard soon after moving here in 1997. We started thinking about long term solutions to reduce maintenance and upkeep, add color and diversity, as well as to reduce water use. This was to help us, as we age, save exertion and money and address the changing climate. Joe has laid flagstone and built beds in the back, and we worked together to mulch and use river stone to replace grass in large areas and plant mostly native perennials. We left carpet grass in the shade for our corgis’ use.
Everything has been incremental as we attacked various areas to reduce lawn mowing and watering. It was probably 11 years ago that we started on the front. First we removed lugustrum and boxwood, adding flowering native perennials in the beds and on the parkway. Those are my ongoing project to find plants that survive and flourish without totally taking over the areas.
A few years ago we had flagstone laid and limestone borders done in the front. Joe replaced the carpet grass with buffalo sod and we put in a large area of mulch. The flagstone covers what used to be a concrete walk and front porch, making the front access a wheelchair accessible ramp.
In another bid to reduce our future bills and make our home greener, we have 10 water collection barrels and a 6300-watt solar panel system. The water barrels help keep the trees and vines watered in drought. We purchased surplus 50 gallon tomato sauce barrels and Joe turned them into an efficient water collection system about 10 years ago. The solar panels were installed 4 years ago and should provide for our total electric needs in the years to come.
Congratulations to Katie and Joe and a big Thank You to our sponsors Emerald Gardens and Klingemann’s Auto Care!
WNA Board Member
YOM Committee Chair
Congratulations to the McClenon Family – April Yard of the Month winners!
- The family received gift certificates from Emerald Gardens for $50 and from Klingemann’s Automotive for a free oil change valued at $32.
- Be sure that you have signed up & paid your WNA membership dues for this year so that your yard can be considered for the next Yard of the Month.
Don’t forget to check out the WNA Facebook Page!
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Capital Metro is proposing a new service, Route 111 South MoPac Flyer, which would run parallel to South MoPac and travel to Downtown and UT during the morning with return trips in the afternoon.
Neighborhood stops would be located along LaCrosse, Escarpment, Slaughter, Beckett, Convict Hill, and Brush Country. Limited parking would be available at Dick Nichols Park. Service would begin on June 10.
Last week, Capital Metro surveyed customers who park at Oak Hill Park & Ride at US 290 and William Cannon and ride Route 171. A few customers who reside in Westcreek expressed interest in the proposed Route 111 South Mopac Flyer due to its proximity.
Please take the following customer survey to voice your opinion: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/capmetro111
Capital Metro staff might also be available to attend a future neighborhood meeting to provide additional information on the proposal and answer any questions. Please contact James Gamez if you have any questions.
Don’t miss our
FREE, and always will be.
Rain or Shine
February 16th only @ 11am
(First things first; winter clean-up, trimming, fertilizing and transplanting)
February 23rd only @ 11am
(Living landscapes that also yield privacy for your yard)
March 2nd @ 11am
“GET TO KNOW YOUR POND-BIOLOGY/CARE”
(Learn all there is to know about maintaining a healthy pond)
March 2nd @ 1pm
“GROW FOOD NOT GRASS-ORGANIC PRODUCE”
(Save money and learn valuable knowledge with Dale Pliml)
March 9th @ 11am
“WILDLIFE HABITATS FOR YOUR GARDEN”
(Come find out how to turn your backyard into a thriving wildlife habitat)
March 9th @ 1pm
“GROW GREEN WITH DENISE DELANY”
(GROW GREEN landscaping guide representative Denise Delany teaches us about local gardening)
March 16th @ 11am
“WATER PLANT CARE/PROPAGATION”
(We will give you all you need to know, about propagating and re-potting your lilies/aquatic plants)
March 16th @ 1pm
“PROUD TO BE TEXAN-NATIVESCAPES”
(Learn all you need to know about native Texas plants in your landscape)
March 23rd @ 11am
“ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDING/ RAIN WATER COLLECTION”
(Presented by John Fahrns *one of West Cave Preserves founding fathers*)
March 23rd @ 1pm
“HOW TO BUILD A WICKING BED”
(Easy watering, self contained, time saving garden bed…presented by Monica Gaylord)
March 30th @ 11am
“EXOTIC FRUITS “
(Guavas, Papaya, Jujubes, Avocado, Pomegranates, & Dragon Fruit in Austin, Tx)
March 30th @ 1pm
(Presented by Emerald Garden & Cedar Creek Tree Farm’s owner Trey Wyatt)
Sorry No Seminar
Come see us at the Zilker Garden Festival
April 13th @ 11am
“NELSON PLANT FOOD TALK”
( NELSON / NUTRI-STAR Plant Food representative, will be here with information and samples!)
April 13th @ 1pm
“GROW FIGS LOCALLY”
(LandscapeWitch Alexis Bearer will be here with extensive knowledge and multiple varieties for sale)
April 20th @ 11am
“PROBLEMATIC PONDS-ALGAE CONTROL”
(Tips for a healthy pond and ways to control algae bloom)
April 20th @ 1pm
“NON-INVASIVE BAMBOO FOR YOUR LANDSCAPE”
(Used for privacy or a feature bamboo can be versatile, Dale Pliml shows us different varieties)
April 27th @ 11am
“CACTI DISH GARDENS”
(Rick Van Dyke will be here with is unique dish gardens for sale and show)
April 27th @ 1pm
“FISH HEALTH & ALGAE CONTROL ISSUES”
(Learn the signs and symptoms of unhealthy fish and some algae control techniques)
May 4th @ 11am
“LOW MAINTENANCE DROUGHT TOLERANT DESERT PLANTS”
(Come learn about all plants who love rocky dry soil)
May 4th – 1pm
“GROWING AND RE-BLOOMING ORCHIDS IN AUSTIN”
(Monica Gaylord will be back with expert knowledge on keeping your orchids blooming)
May 11th @ 11am
“SQUARE FOOT CONTAINER GARDENING”
(Raised bed gardening, its benefits and its downfalls)
May 11th @ 1pm
(Unique composting ideas, including compost tea)
May 18th @ 11am
“LOCAL MAPLE FAVORITES”
(Dozens of different unique maple varieties, come learn about them and their differences)
May 18th @ 1pm
“SPRING CLEANING-POND MAINTENANCE “
(Hate the hassle of cleaning your backyard pond? Come learn great time saving techniques)
May 25th @ 11am
“POND SOCIETY PRESENTS: BIOLOGY & MAINTENANCE”
(Come learn from the experts at Austin Pond Society, also selling pond tour tickets)
May 25th @ 1pm
“XERISCAPE YOUR YARD”
(Who needs a lawn in Texas? No one is our opinion, all there is to know about xeriscaping your yard)
*Subject to change – contact for latest information*