Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals™ consists of nine classes taught by University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals. They provide informative, research-based instruction designed to promote best landscape management practices for the urban Sonoran Desert. This series is designed for landscape professionals who are responsible for the health and beauty of landscapes in their care.
- Participants who attend all nine classes receive a Certificate of Completion and are listed on the Tucson Water website.
2014 Summer Classes begin on Thurs., Jul. 31st.To register, click the plus sign to the right of the Soils, Plants and Water below, click "Read more," and click the green "Register" button on the next page. Please note: registering signs you up for the full series of nine classes. * Please enter your company name/professional affiliation and information (i.e. landscape, HOA, property management) in the designated area on the form.
Categories: Smartscape Training Series
REGISTERING SIGNS YOU UP FOR THE ENTIRE SERIES OF NINE CLASSES. LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS ONLY PLEASE (i.e. landscape company employees, HOA board members, property managers, landscape designers, etc.)
This class is basic to understanding the dynamic relationships of soils, plants, and water and is the foundation course of the Smartscape Series. Instruction focuses on soil texture and structure and how it affects water movement, infiltration rates and water holding capacity. Mechanisms that plants use to regulate water use are also discussed.
Instructor: Dr. Ursula Schuch – University of Arizona Extension Specialist, Arid Ornamentals
Additional classes include: Plant Selection and Installation, Desert Adapted Plants, Maintaining Desert Adapted Plants, Plant Disorders, Integrated Pest Management/Weeds, Irrigation, Landscape Design and Renovation, Landscape Water Management