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. 

Please note, online registration is REQUIRED for all guided Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tours. For other workshops, those who register are guaranteed a spot and registration is highly encouraged. Walk-ins will be accommodated as space allows. 

Water Conservation Landscape Workshop Schedule

SPRING 2020

Irrigation, Maintenance, Troubleshooting and 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 14, 2020 

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Scent-sational Gardening

Do you delight in fragrant blooms and foliage that tantalize your sense of smell as well as your sense of visual style? If so, familiarize yourself with the best desert-adapted plants to create an enchanting scented landscape.

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Finding and Fixing Leaks

Join us during EPA’s “Fix a Leak Week” and get tips to find and fix leaks around the house. This workshop will take you through best practices and common problem areas to check when looking for leaks. Save water, money and empower yourself to be a leak detective!

Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Landscape Container Gardening

Learn the basics of landscape container gardening for patios or yard accents, as well as selection of plant size, shape and color to create intriguing arrangements.  With the right container plants, you can even attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Maximize Your Irrigation Efficiency

Are you puzzled by the irrigation system installed by the builder or previous owner? Learn how to identify the problems in your system and what to do about them. You may be surprised that ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed.

Date: Saturday, March 28, 2020 

Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Learn to Prune: Trees

Join us to learn the do’s and don’ts of tree pruning to maintain strong and healthy trees! Discover when to prune, how to identify what and where to prune, and the proper techniques for pruning. Also learn why lion-tailing and tree-topping are major don’ts!

Date: Thursday, April 2, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Mustang Library, 10101 N 90th St

 

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden Tour at Chaparral Park (Choose from one of two dates!)

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: Friday, April 17, 2020 OR Saturday, May 2, 2020
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 park near Chaparral Dog Park. Do not park at the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant.

Follow the signs to meet at Shady Terrace (the big shade sails) pictured below.

There will be signs posted around the parking lot near the dog park, softball fields and walking paths that will help direct you to the appropriate meeting location.

Remember to bring water, a hat and sunscreen.

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Other Resources:

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Registration is free to Scottsdale Water customers. Pruning and tour workshops are limited, and registration is required.

Contact Information

City of Scottsdale - Scottsdale Water
9312 N. 94th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258 
P: 480-312-5650
F: 480-312-5615

WaterOperations-CustomerService@ScottsdaleAZ.gov

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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Need Help?

480-312-3111

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