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Classes on Landscapes Can Help Residents Save Water, Money

Post Date:02/07/2018 3:33 PM

Interested in saving water outdoors, where the majority of residential water use occurs? Consider signing up for the (free) Residential Landscape Workshops, offered by Gilbert Water Conservation.


Here is what’s coming up:Gilbert Landscape Workshops

  • Sprinkler Design and Installation: If you have an older sprinkler system or are thinking of installing a new one, this class is for you. We will teach you how to design and install a sprinkler system from start to finish. From backflow preventers to spray heads, this class will teach you how to design and install an efficient sprinkler system as good as the pros. Clear up any confusion you have about the different irrigation components such as valves, pop-up sprayers, zones, stations, and controllers. Thursday, March 15
  • The ABCs of Landscape Watering: Let’s face it—that little plastic box on the side of your house that controls the watering of your yard can be intimidating! However, it is important to know how to work your irrigation controller because outdoor watering is often the largest water use for a household. This class will teach you how to properly water the plants and grass in your yard. You will also get hands-on experience by learning how to program an actual controller in class. Take what you learn and apply it to your yard for a healthier-looking and more water-efficient landscape. Thursday, March 22
  • Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repair: Early spring is a great time to check for leaks in your irrigation system (before the summer heat arrives). If your system is giving you trouble and you don’t know why, this class will teach you not only how to locate your problems but also how to fix them! Whether you have sprinklers, bubblers, or drip, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and confidence to make repairs to your irrigation system. Thursday, March 29
  • Maximize Your Irrigation System: Before you abandon your old irrigation system and install a brand new one, attend this class. We all know that having a well-designed irrigation system is important in order to use water wisely as well as to keep the landscape healthy. And in most cases, we end up with whatever was installed. Often that means we have irrigation systems that perform poorly, and we have to overwater to ensure the plants and grass look healthy. In this class we will teach you how to identify the problems in your current system and what to do about them. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over from scratch is rarely needed. Thursday, April 5

Time: All class times are from 6:30 - 9:00 PM  

Location: All classes are held at the Southeast Regional Library Assembly/ Shakespeare Room, 775 N. Greenfield Road Gilbert, AZ 85234.

Registration is required.

Workshops are free of charge.

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