Interested in saving water outdoors, where the bulk of residential water is used? Attend a free landscape workshop to learn how to save water and money, plus have a healthier-looking landscape.Free Landscape Workshops
Location: All classes are held at the Southeast Regional Library, 775 N Greenfield Rd., Gilbert 85234
Time: All class times are from 6:30 - 9PM
Registration Required: Please call (480) 503-6098 (select option 5) and leave your name, mailing address, a phone number, which workshops you would like to attend and the number of people attending the selected workshops. You may also register on-line.
Spring 2014 Schedule
Landscape Watering & Timers/Clocks
Thursday, February 27
Whether you are new to Gilbert or a long-time resident, sometimes watering your plants and grass can be a bit confusing. Outdoor watering is often a place where water waste occurs. This class will teach you the how, when and where of landscape watering. You'll learn hands-on how to program an irrigation controller (timer). Proper watering can help you save water and have a healthier landscape at the same time.
Thursday, March 6
Your irrigation system is the lifeline for your landscape. Early spring is a great time to tune it up and get it ready before the heat of the summer comes. If your system is giving you trouble and you don't know why, this class will also teach you how to troubleshoot and repair it like the pros. Whether you have sprinklers, bubblers, drip, or all three types of systems, this class has you covered.
Maximize Your Irrigation
Thursday, March 13
Having a well designed irrigation system is important to use the least amount of water possible to keep the landscape healthy. In most cases we end up with whatever was installed. Often that means a system that performs poorly and is masked by excessive water use. Learn how to identify the problems in your system and what to do about them. You may be surprised; ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed.
Pruning in the Low Desert
Thursday, March 20
Have you ever looked around and noticed that landscape shrubs are often turned into rounded balloon shapes and trees look like lifeless toothpicks? In this class we will discuss the proper pruning techniques for landscape plants of the low desert that encourage beautiful flower blooms and healthy, shady trees.