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Water Efficiency Workshops

Scottsdale Water offers free water efficiency workshops designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently in their homes and yards.

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FEBRUARY - JUNE 2017 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Rainwater Harvesting

Earth-friendly yard design advice using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Bring a plan of your property to use during the class.

Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251links to external site

Plant Care in the Desert

Proper watering, fertilizing and other maintenance techniques to help your landscape thrive. This class will include care of frost-bitten plants.

Date: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251links to external site

Learn to Prune

Learn basic pruning cuts in a hands-on outdoor setting from an ISA Certified Arborist. This class fills quickly, so register early!

Date: Friday, March 17, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site

Efficient Lawn Care & Outdoor Leaks

Practical advice for maintaining a healthy and beautiful water-efficient lawn. Learn tips for reading a water meter and locating outdoor leaks.

Date: Saturday, March 25, 2017

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85257links to external site

Landscaping for Small Spaces & Patios

Discover how choosing the right plant for the right place can enhance even the smallest landscapes and patios.

Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Xeriscape 101

Learn how applying simple Xeriscape principles can help you create a beautiful low-maintenance and low-water-use yard.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017

Time: 11 a.m. to noon 
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

ABCs of Watering

Techniques for proper watering can increase the health and beauty of your plants while saving water. Hands-on irrigation controller programming included.

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St, Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Learn to Prune

Learn basic pruning cuts in a hands-on outdoor setting from an ISA Certified Arborist. This class fills quickly, so register early!

Date: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site

Drip Irrigation Design & Installation

Simple things you need to know about designing, installing and maintaining an efficient drip irrigation system.

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Summer Color

Landscapes don’t have to be drab during summer heat. Learn about heat-tolerant plants that provide color during our hottest months.

Date: Saturday, June 10, 2017
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

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. This tour fills quickly, so register early, and please cancel if you cannot attend.
Date: Friday, April 7, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site
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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Registration is free to Scottsdale Water customers. Pruning and tour workshops are limited, and registration is required.

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