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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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JANUARY - JUNE 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Rainwater Harvesting - Civic Center Library

Design an earth-friendly yard using simple earthworks and low-water-use plants. Bring a plan of your property to use during the class.

Date: Saturday, January 20
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Learn to Prune Trees - Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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

Date: Saturday, February 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LocationScottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site (meet at the restrooms in front of Softball Fields 1 & 2)

Drip Irrigation Design & Installation - Civic Center Library

Simple things you need to know to make your drip irrigation system efficient and easy to maintain.

Date: Saturday, February 24 
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Learn to Prune Shrubs - Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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

Date: Saturday, March 17
Time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LocationScottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site (meet at the restrooms in front of Softball Fields 1 & 2)

Cacti & Succulents - Mustang Library Garden Week

Cacti and succulents can add beauty and form to your landscape. Learn how to select and care for these desert splendors.

Date: Tuesday, March 20
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Finding Leaks - Mustang Library Garden Week

Learn how to read a water meter, conduct leak inspections and optimize water efficiency in and around your home.

Date: Wednesday, March 21
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Finding Leaks - Civic Center Library

Learn how to read a water meter, conduct leak inspections and optimize water efficiency in and around your home.

Date: Thursday, March 22 
Time: 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Civic Center Library, 3839 N. Drinkwater Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Maximize Landscape Watering Efficiency - Mustang Library Garden Week

Learn how to maximize your irrigation performance and increase your watering efficiency by knowing how much and how often to water.

Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Water-wise Desert Edibles - Mustang Library Garden Week

Water-efficient desert gardening is possible. Learn about soil preparation, plant selection and plant care for a bountiful, water-wise harvest .

Date: Saturday, March 24
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N. 90th St., Scottsdale, AZ 85258links to external site

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour

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: Saturday, April 21
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
LocationScottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Parklinks to external site (meet at the restrooms in front of Softball Fields 1 & 2)

Take Control of Your Landscape Watering - Via Linda Senior Center

Proper watering techniques can help your plants stay healthy and beautiful all year. Learn how much water your plants need and how often they need it. Then practice programming an irrigation controller/timer.

Date: Tuesday, May 1 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Via Linda Senior Center, 10440 E Via Linda, Scottsdale AZ 85258links to external site 

Plant Care in the Desert - Granite Reef Senior Center

Learn proper watering, fertilizing, pruning and other landscape maintenance techniques to help your landscape thrive.

Date: Thursday, June 14 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Location: Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Roadlinks to external site  

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park 

Southeast corner of McDonald Drive and Hayden Road near the dog park.links to external siteChaparral Park Map North

 Look for the blue and white sign that says:
  • CHAPARRAL PARK
  • DOG PARK
  • XERISCAPE GARDEN

  • Note:

  • 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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