Interested in saving water outdoors, where the majority of residential water use occurs?
2019 Residential Landscape Workshops
All class times are from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Southeast Regional Library Assembly/Shakespeare Room
775 N. Greenfield Road Gilbert, AZ 85234.
Registration is required.
Workshops are free of charge and occur every spring and fall.
Hummingbird and Butterfly Gardens
Thursday, October 10 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Residential landscapes can be great wildlife habitat. If you are interested in beautiful blooms that attract hummingbirds and butterflies, this class is for you. We’ll explore the numerous options for a colorful yard that is also water thrifty. The bonus is that you will attract nature’s pollinators. Depending on the time of year and what you plant, you can attract different types of hummingbirds, moths, and butterflies. Arizona is lucky to have a diverse array of plants and wildlife.
Drip Irrigation Design and Installation
Thursday, October 17| 6:30 – 9:00 PM
If you are thinking about putting in a new drip irrigation system in your yard, this class can help you learn what to look for and the questions to ask before you make the investment. Whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring a professional, this class will boost your knowledge of what goes into designing and installing a drip irrigation system.
The ABCs of Landscape Watering
Thursday, October 24 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
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, November 7 | 6:30 – 9:00 PM
If you leave town in the summer or hate going out each month to adjust your irrigation controller, you may want to look at purchasing a smart controller. Smart controllers take into account local weather conditions (such as extreme temperatures or rain) or soil moisture levels (how wet the soil is), and water accordingly. Learn the ins and outs of this new breed of irrigation controller and see if it is right for you and your yard.