FEBRUARY 23, 2011

Landscape workshops available for Scottsdale residents

SCOTTSDALE – Spring is just around the corner and now is the time to start thinking about your garden as it wakes up from its winter sleep.  Help get your garden off to a good start by attending one or more of the Water Conservation Spring 2011 free Landscape Workshops.  

From pruning to plant selection to landscape watering efficiently, there is a workshop for every gardener. Workshop times and locations vary and offer both evening and Saturday workshops held indoors at the Granite Reef Senior Center, 1700 N. Granite Reef Road or outdoors at the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden, 5601 N. Hayden Road.

Advanced registration is required for all workshops and can be made on-line at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Water/Conservation/workshops or by calling 480-312-5690. Confirmations will be provided.

Here is the workshop schedule:

Feb. 26 – Learn to Prune – This hands-on workshop teaches you how to prune to promote the beauty, strength and health of your trees.  (Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden location)

March 2 – Plant Care in the Desert – Learn how to work with nature to promote healthy plants and reduce landscape maintenance. 
March 3 - Program Your Irrigation Timer – Get step-by-step instructions for setting and adjusting your irrigation timer.

March 5 – Irrigation Troubleshooting and Repair – Get the basics on good maintenance practices and techniques to keep your irrigation system running smoothly. (Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden location)   

March 9 – Plant Selection – Match hard-working desert plants to specific areas of your yard and discover an array of beautiful, water-thrifty plants. 

March 12 – Maximize Landscape Water Efficiency – Learn how you can increase watering efficiency in your yard. 

March 23 – Landscape Makeover – Get instructions on how to properly turn your grass yard into exciting outdoor living spaces for your family.

For more water conservation tips or information on the free landscape workshops visit www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Water/Conservation.