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.

  All classes held at
ASU Chandler Innovation Center
249 E. Chicago St.
 

 

Class & Workshop Descriptions for Spring 2020

A new generation of controllers 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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Come 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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Want to create your own backyard oasis? Or maybe you'd like to make your landscape more child or pet friendly. Transform your grass yard into outdoor living spaces that are colorful, fragrant, interesting, cool leisure, Mediterranean, eco-compatible, etc. This class will show you the easy step-by-step methods. You may even be eligible for a rebate of up to $3,000.

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Want to be surrounded by color year-round? Landscape plants provide color through different seasons. Learn how to compliment 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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Are you working with a limited space?  Create an exciting landscape with interesting, yet appropriate, plants for those small spaces.

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This 2-part series of classes will teach you the basics about 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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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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This 2-part series of classes will teach you the basics about 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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Spring 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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Puzzled by the existing irrigation system? You could be faced with a system that is performing poorly and causing excessive water use. Learn how to identify the performance-robbing problems in your system, optimize the system, and get it running like a pro. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed.

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