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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

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, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale AZ 85258

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, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour

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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
Southeast corner of McDonald and Hayden Roads near the dog park.
Look for the blue and 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 will be contacted by phone for rainy day cancellation.

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Register Online

You may also 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.