Landscaping and Irrigation Workshops

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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.

This fall, the City of Chandler and Town of Queen Creek are partnering to offer a variety of virtual training workshops that will aid customers in cultivating landscapes that are water-wise, beautiful and low-maintenance. Each workshop is taught by an expert in their field.

Each class will be approximately 60 – 90 minutes long and will include time for Q & A’s. All workshops/classes are free of charge to Chandler utility customers, but advanced registration is required. Once registered, you will receive reminders and links to helpful handouts for each class.

Class listings, locations and links to online registration forms are found below. For more information, contact the Water Conservation Office.

 

Spring 2021 Landscaping and Irrigation Workshop Schedule

How smart is your irrigation controller?

A new generation of products is available that will automatically adjust your irrigation schedule based on actual site and weather conditions.  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.  Learn how this new technology can help save up to 30% on your landscape watering. 

There are many different brands and models of these new smart controllers and choosing the right one can be confusing. This class will show you how the different models work and how they are set up so you can feel confident you will get the best one for your landscape needs. 

By attending this smart irrigation class above you'll know if this controller is right for you and how to operate it.

Chandler resident? You could receive a rebate of up to $250 for purchasing and installing a smart irrigation controller.   

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Spring is a great time to tune up your drip system. If your irrigation 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. Learn how to identify the performance problems in your system and what to do about them.

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Come learn the process of turning yard waste, organic food scraps and degradable recyclables into vital nutrients for your garden soil. Compost supports plant growth, helps build resistance and tolerance to disease and creates a more absorbent soil. It also reduces the need to water as frequently as well as the need for commercial soil amendments and chemical fertilizers.

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It's a great time to tune up your sprinkler & bubbler irrigation system. 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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Tired of maintaining a grass lawn? Learn how to transform ta grass yard into outdoor living spaces that are colorful, fragrant, interesting, cool and leisurely, child/pet-friendly, and sustainable. Learn easy step-by-step methods. 

Chandler resident? You may even be eligible for a rebate of up to $3,000.

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Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Discover the importance of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment. Learn proper planting seasons and strategies, and resources for a bountiful harvest.

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Get your garden growing in our unique desert environment. Discover the importance of soil preparation and how to overcome the challenges of our environment. Learn proper planting seasons and strategies, and resources for a bountiful harvest.

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Have you fine-tuned your Rachio smart controller to optimize your landscape watering? It is likely that you could be saving more water by properly adjusting your settings. Learn how to program and optimize your Rachio smart irrigation controller to the fullest! This workshop will help guide you through setting up your controller so that you can water your landscape as efficient as possible while maintaining a lush landscape.

Chandler resident? You could receive a rebate of up to $250 for purchasing and installing a smart irrigation controller. 

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Have you fine-tuned your BHyve smart controller to optimize your landscape watering? It is likely that you could be saving more water by properly adjusting your settings. Learn how to program and optimize your BHyve smart irrigation controller to the fullest! This workshop will help guide you through setting up your controller so that you can water your landscape as efficiently as possible while maintaining a lush landscape.

Chandler resident? You could receive a rebate of up to $250 for purchasing and installing a smart irrigation controller.   

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Learn the basics of landscape container gardening for patios or yard accents, as well as selection of plant size, shape and color to create intriguing arrangements.  With the right container plants, you can even attract hummingbirds and butterflies.

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Wondering about how long, how much and when to water your landscape?  You’re not alone - outdoor watering is often a place where water is wasted.  This class will take the mystery out of yard watering and will teach you the how, when and where of landscape irrigation. 

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Have you seen trees fallen over or tree limbs snapped during a monsoon storm? Learn how to properly prune your landscape to prepare for monsoon storms. Pruning can help save your tree limbs from snapping, or worse, from falling over.

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

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A Certified Water Harvesting Practitioner will teach you how to design an earth-friendly yard that slows the flow of runoff and collects or utilizes rainwater from roofs, driveways, patios and sidewalks that can reduce your water consumption.

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