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.

SPRING 2019 SCHEDULE

“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% on your outdoor watering with Irrigation Specialist Jeff Lee.

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


Cactus and Succulents for Desert Gardens

Get familiar with a wide variety of intriguing plants that can embellish your desert landscape with expert Kirti Mathura. These plants are drought tolerant and low maintenance, yet provide a range of color, texture, and size. Learn how to use them for maximum effect in your garden.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


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! This class takes place at the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden, please see map below under "Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour".

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden, SE corner of Hayden Road & McDonald Drive near the dog parklinks to external site


Finding & Fixing Leaks

Is your toilet running? Well you better catch it… and tips to find and fix other leaks around the house. This workshop will take you through best practices and common problem areas to check when looking for leaks. Save water and money and empower yourself to be a leak detective! 

Date: Monday, March 18, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


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, March 23, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


Desert Plants & Pruning 101

Have you ever been curious how to pick out, plant, and maintain healthy plants? What about learning pruning basics like general tips and a pruning schedule specific to desert plants? Join Landscape Designer Jo Miller and demystify desert plants and pruning.

Date: Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


Water-Wise Gardening

Saving water, even in desert conditions, isn’t hard if you’re smart about it. Join Master Gardener Carol Stuttard to learn some of the simple, inexpensive and low-tech gardening strategies of water-wise gardening. Learn how to select, plant and care for vegetables, herbs, fruits and citrus for a bountiful harvest.

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: Mustang Library Auditorium, 10101 N 90th Stlinks to external site


Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour at Chaparral Park

Take a walking tour (2 miles) through the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park. See water-thrifty plants in action and have your desert plant questions answered by an expert.

Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. to noon
Location: Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden, SE corner of Hayden Road & McDonald Drive near the dog parklinks to external site

Please meet in front of the restrooms between Softball Fields 1 & 2. Remember to bring water, a hat and sunscreen.

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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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