Want to save water but don't know where to start? Learn how much water you use. Then learn where and how to save water with simple changes, repairs, and water savings devices. You might even qualify for a rebate.
Compost is the “black gold” essential to successful vegetable gardening, especially in the Southwest. Discover how easy it is to produce your own magical soil amendment. Learn from Kirti Mathura, garden author, who has over 17 years of experience working at the Desert Botanical Garden and is currently the Program Coordinator for Smartscape at the University of Arizona’s Cooperative Extension.
Are you looking at your plants and asking yourself, did I water enough? In this class our expert will give you tips on how to ensure your plants are getting the right amount of water at the correct frequency. The key in the desert is to water deeply but infrequently and we will give you the tools you need to …
It's as easy as 1-2-3! Water-wise landscaping matches how much water your plants really need with how much water your irrigation system applies. Additional topics included in this course are turf watering, irrigation system components, and controller programming.
Irrigation Specialist Dave Pratt will share tips on finding and fixing irrigation leaks, as well as provide overall irrigation system maintenance and troubleshooting advice in this hands-on class.
Take the mystery out of watering your landscape by learning how often, how much, and how long you should water. You'll learn how to address dry areas in your lawn, irrigation parts and valves as well as, how to adjust stations on your irrigation controller.
Take a leisurely stroll through the Glendale Xeriscape (low-water-use) Demonstration Garden that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. Joe Ford, with Sonoran Audubon Society, will lead a guided tour on bird and plant species, followed by a plant exchange*. We recommend wearing close-toed shoes, a hat, and sunglasses. *To create a successful plant exchange, participants are asked to donate seeds, plants, …
Energy bill always seem to be on the rise, which makes efficiency a smart goal for everyone. Our energy expert will walk you through basic home efficiency problem areas and tips on how to lower your energy use while staying comfortable.
Master Gardeners will show novice and experienced gardeners alike how to get the most out of their vegetable garden! Fall gardening is why we love living in the desert, a complete guide from soil preparation to harvest will have you enjoying your fruits of labor in no time.
Explore Arizona’s water cycle through interactive games, crafts, and a scavenger hunt through the xeriscape garden!
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.