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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.

SPRING 2016 LANDSCAPE WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Learn to Prune

Pruning promotes the beauty, strength and health of your trees and shrubs. Learn basic pruning cuts in a hands-on outdoor setting from ISA Certified Arborist John Eisenhower. This popular class fills quickly so register early!
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Time: 10 to 1 p.m.
LocationScottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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: Thursday, March 10, 2016
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
LocationGranite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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, March 12, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

"Smart" Irrigation Controllers

A new generation of irrigation controllers can automatically adjust your irrigation schedule based on your yard’s needs and changes in weather conditions. Learn how this technology can save up to 30 percent on your outdoor watering with Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee.
Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

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: Thursday, March 24, 2016
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Plant Care in 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: Thursday, April 7, 2016
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Learn to Prune

Pruning promotes the beauty, strength and health of your trees and shrubs. Learn basic pruning cuts in a hands-on outdoor setting from ISA Certified Arborist John Eisenhower. This popular class fills quickly so register early!
Dates: Friday, April 8, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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, April 9, 2016
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location:Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Southwestern Tree & Shrub Care

Master Gardener Carol Stuttard will provide tips and tricks for the care of trees and shrubs in the southwest. Just in time for Arbor Day!
Date: Thursday, April 14, 2016
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Location:Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N Granite Reef Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour

Chaparral Park Map North

Take a walking tour (approximately two miles) through the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park with caretaker Bill Casenhiser. This demonstration garden is home to over 7,000 plants from 200 species. See water-thrifty plants in action and have your desert plant questions answered by an expert. These classes fill quickly, so register early, and please cancel if you cannot attend.
Dates: Two sessions available: Friday April 1, 2016 or Saturday, April 23, 2016.
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
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.