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 at conserve@chandleraz.gov.

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

 

Class & Workshop Descriptions for Fall 2018

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 frequently as well as the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.  - Instructor: Kirti Mathura 

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Whether you plan on doing it yourself or hiring a professional, this class can help you learn what to look for and the questions to ask before you make the investment. Come see what goes into designing and installing a drip irrigation system. - Instructor: Jeff Lee

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This two-class series 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. Note: Class held at Environmental Education Center, 4050 E. Chandler Heights Road.

- Instructor: Ron Dincheck

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Wondering about how long, how much and when to water your landscape? This class will take the mystery out of irrigation and will teach you the how, when and where of landscape watering. Participants will learn how to program an irrigation timer using actual controllers (timers) during the hands-on portion of the class.  - Instructor: Jeff Lee

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Fall is a great time to tune-up your irrigation system to get the efficiency back and to modify it for new plantings. If yours is giving you trouble and you don’t know why, this class will teach you how to troubleshoot and repair it like the pros, plus save some money at the same time.  - Instructor: Jeff Lee

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Are you puzzled by the irrigation system installed by the builder or previous owner? Learn how to identify the performance robbing problems in your system and what to do about them. You may be surprised, ripping out the old system and starting over is rarely needed. - Instructor: Jeff Lee

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Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Learn the importance and details of soil preparation and how to work with the challenges of our climate. Proper planting seasons and strategies, growing in raised beds, and resources for seeds will be covered in this informative workshop.  

- Instructor: Kirti Mathura

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This easy-to-understand workshop will teach you about plant selection, planting and pruning techniques to keep shrubs healthy and looking great.  - Instructor: Kirti Mathura

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Why not 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.  - Instructor: Kirti Mathura

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A Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner will show you how to design an earth-friendly yard to collect of utilize rainwater from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks that can reduce your water consumption.

 - Instructor: Tina Sleeper

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