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 Rd.

 

Class & Workshop Descriptions for Spring 2019

Learn how to save up to 30% of your landscape water by using a self-adjusting smart irrigation controller. These controllers can adjust irrigation schedules based on specific site and weather conditions. Rebate of up to $250 is available. 

Instructor: Jeff Lee 

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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.

Instructor: D. Burns
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Learn how to turn yard waste and organic food scraps into vital nutrients for your garden soil. Compost reduces the need to water as frequently as well as reducing the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.

Instructor: K. Mathura

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The first session in this two-part series will teach you the basics about landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations

Instructor: R. Dinchak

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Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Learn the importance of soil preparation and how to work with our challenging climate. Learn proper planting seasons and strategies for a bountiful harvest. 

Instructor: K. Mathura

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The second session in this two-part series will teach you the basics about landscaping in our desert. You will learn the concepts of design, the desert plant palette, plant selection and plant combinations

Instructor: R. Dinchak
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New to the Valley, or just haven’t met your “neighbors”? Get to know the natives.  Learn about some of the plants that have called the Sonoran Desert and adjacent areas their home for millennia, many of which can create a beautiful, low-maintenance, and low-water-use landscape in this challenging environment.

Instructor: K. Mathura

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Learn practical advice for maintaining a healthy, beautiful, and water-efficient lawn.

Instructor: S. Dewey

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Learn how to design, install and operate an efficient sprinkler system. You'll also explore the latest innovations in water efficient lawn watering equipment.

Instructor: Jeff Lee
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Wondering how long, how much and when to water your landscape? This class will take the mystery our of yard watering. Participants will also receive hands-on instruction on how to program irrigation controllers (timers).

Instructor: Jeff Lee

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Spring is a great time to tune-up your watering system, modify it for new plantings or just get some efficiency back. If your system is giving you trouble, this class will teach you how to troubleshoot and repair it like the pros.

Instructor: Jeff Lee

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Struggling with high water bills? It may be a result of your watering system. Learn how to optimize your watering system by identifying performance-robbing problems and getting it running like a pro. 

Instructor: Jeff Lee

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