Design with water efficiency in mind! Understand basic design principles to create a beautiful Arizona-friendly landscape. Erin Hutton is a Landscape Designer and instructor for the Desert Botanical Garden’s Design Credential.
The 4th Annual Sustainable Landscapes EXPO in Tucson will be held on March 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free, family-friendly event will include over 40 exhibits to increase knowledge on efficient water usage and sustainable landscaping in the Southern Arizona desert. There will be educational, hands-on, and interactive activities for adults and kids, as well as giveaways, a (free) …
Learn and apply the seven Principles of Xeriscape and walk through a five-step process for landscape design.
Families are welcome at the Monarch Haven and Reading Sanctuary at Red Mountain Library to celebrate the spring equinox. Southwest Monarch Study will share their expertise about monarch butterflies in Arizona. City of Mesa Environmental & Sustainability staff will be onsite to answer questions about green programs and will be giving away origami butterflies. Also meet Roberta Gibson, author of How …
Cacti are experts in not only surviving, but thriving in our deserts. There are many types, shapes, sizes, and oh so many amazing blooms! Some varieties of cactus are even friendly and spineless, if sharp points have been holding you back from adding cactus to your landscape. Our desert horticulture expert will share species and types of cactus that can …
Learn how to properly manage and maintain your irrigation system.
Learn about the ongoing efforts Tempe is undertaking to ensure we maintain a robust and resilient water resources portfolio sufficient to meet the needs of the community.
Take the Pledge! My Water Pledge is a friendly competition throughout the month of April between cities across the US to see who can be the most “water-wise.” Mayors nationwide will challenge their residents to conserve water, energy and other natural resources on behalf of their city through a series of informative, easy-to-use pledges online.
When in drought, conserve! Starting with your outdoor watering. Learn how much, how often, and how long you should water based on the type of plants within your landscape. This class will help you determine a proper watering schedule so you're not overwatering or underwatering.
Desert landscapes are unique and offer an abundance of different design options. Looking to lower your water use by reducing grass and adding more desert adapted plants? Our landscape architect will talk about xeriscape principals and some tips and ideas for designing your desert and water friendly oasis.
Learn some simple tips and tricks to save water both inside and outside of your home.
Understand how to work with contractors to manage your irrigation system and how to hold them accountable for water usage.