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Landscape Workshops for the Southwest

Up to 70 percent of your water use is outdoors. Scottsdale Water offers free landscape workshops designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently and still have a lush, beautiful landscape.

FALL 2015 LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Locations:

Mustang Libary
10101 N 90th Street

Via Linda Senior Center
10440 E Via Linda

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

SE Corner of McDonald & Hayden
    Registration:

Online or call 480-312-5690 and leave your name, address, phone number and the date(s) you would like to attend.

Advanced registration is required for all workshops and tours and confirmations will be sent.

Cost: Free for Scottsdale residents.
   

 

Program Your Irrigation Controller
Irrigation Specialist Bill Casenhiser will help you take control of your landscape watering with step-by-step instructions. You’ll get hands-on practice setting and adjusting the timer on an irrigation controller.
Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library

Plant Care in the the Desert
Horticulturist and Master Gardener Kirti Mathura will cover proper techniques for watering, fertilizing, pruning and other maintenance tips for your desert garden.
Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Via Linda Senior Center

Drip Irrigation Design & Installation
Simple things you need to know to make your drip irrigation system efficient and easy to maintain. Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee will show you how to design and install a drip system.
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library

Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair
Get the basics on good maintenance practices, troubleshooting and techniques to keep your landscape irrigation system running smoothly from Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee.
Date: Saturday, October 17, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library

Landscape Makeover & Rainwater Harvesting
Learn design basics including rainwater harvesting to jump start your landscape makeover. Landscape design professional Jo Miller will share tips and techniques on space planning and improved plant health.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Via Linda Senior Center

Maximize Landscape Watering Efficiency

Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee will shed light on common irrigation questions and more. Learn how to maximize your irrigation performance and increase your watering efficiency by knowing how much to water and when.
Date: Saturday, October 24, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library

Plant Selection
Choosing plants that are just right for your yard is the key to landscaping in the desert. Master Gardener Cathy Rymer will teach you basic design concepts and plant choices.
Date: Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Via Linda Senior Center

     


SCOTTSDALE XERISCAPE GARDEN TOUR
Go on a walking tour (approximately two miles) through Scottsdale’s five and a half acre xeriscape garden with Bill Casenhiser, the Garden’s caretaker.
Date: Saturday, October 31, 2015
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park, SE Corner of McDonald & Hayden                     

 

The Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park is located on the southeast corner of Hayden & McDonald. Enter the parking lot from Hayden Road. Look for the blue & white sign that says:
 
CHAPARRAL PARK
- DOG PARK
- OFF LEASH AREA
- XERISCAPE GARDEN

We will meet in front of the restrooms between Softball Fields 1 & 2.

Please bring water, a hat and sunscreen.

All attendees contacted by phone for rainy day cancellation.

   

Chaparral Park Map North


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