Landscaping and Irrigation Workshops

Each spring and fall, the Water Conservation Office offers classes designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently and still have a lush, beautiful looking yard.

All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required as space is limited. Registration is available online or by phone. Class listings, locations and links to online registration forms are found below. For more information, contact the Water Conservation Office.
 

  Thursdays
ASU Chandler Innovation Center
249 E. Chicago St.
Saturdays
Environmental Education Center
4050 E. Chandler Heights Road

 

Class & Workshop Descriptions for Fall 2019

Learn the process of turning yard waste and organic food scraps into vital nutrients for your garden soil. Compost reduces the need to water as often as well as the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.

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A certified water harvesting practitioner will teach you how to design an earth-friendly yard to collect or utilize rainwater from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks that can reduce your water consumption.
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Whether you plan on doing it yourself or hire a professional, this class can help you learn what to look for and the questions to ask before you start. You'll gain hands-on practice with cutting pipe, inserting emitters, and connecting parts and pieces. Taught by a certified irrigation specialist.

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Wondering about how long, how much and when to water your landscape? This class will take the mystery out of yard watering and will teach you the how, when and where of landscape irrigation. Participants will learn how to program an irrigation timer using actual controllers.

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Fall is a great time to tune up your drip or sprinkler irrigation system before summer arrives. If your system is giving you trouble and you don’t know why this class will teach you how to troubleshoot and repair it like the pros.

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Learn where your water comes from, how water gets to us, how we use water, where it goes, how we can conserve more, and how Chandler is planning for our future.
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This 2-part series of classes will teach you the basics of landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, how to plan for small spaces, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations.

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Take advantage of this timely workshop to get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. You will discover the importance and details of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment. You will learn proper planting seasons and strategies, growing in raised beds, and resources for seeds for a bountiful harvest.

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This 2-part series of classes will teach you the basics of landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, how to plan for small spaces, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations.
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What could be more enchanting than colorful butterflies fluttering through your garden? Discover habitat needs and the best plants to incorporate into your landscape for attracting adult butterflies, as well as plants that allow them to complete their life cycle.

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Want to be surrounded by color year-round? Landscape plants provide color through different seasons. Learn how to complement their function in your garden, and fill periodic color gaps, in fun and bright ways to keep your landscape vibrant throughout the year.

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A new generation of the controller is available that automatically adjusts your irrigation schedule based on actual site and weather conditions. Learn how these controllers can prevent irrigation when it rains, apply more water to your landscape during unexpected hot and dry spells, and automatically adjust watering to reduce runoff from slopes.

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