Apr 28 Tue
Smartscape Español- Selección de Plantas e instalación (Plantación) 28 Abril @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Esta clase se enfoca en: Factores que se deben tener en cuenta al seleccionar las plantas en el vivero y reglas en general de como plantar y estaquear las plantas si es necesario estaquearlas

Instructor: Raymundo Ocampo – Westward Look Resort

Apr 30 Thu
Smartscape Español- Diseño y Renovación de Los Jardines/Graduación 30 Abril @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
3:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: SmartScape Español

Esta clase se enfoca en los principios y conceptos de diseño e instalación de jardines. Dándole especial atención a jardines en la categoría de  Xeriscape y remodelación de jardines con un alto uso del agua por uno de bajo uso del agua. Los estudiantes aprenderán  a interpretar los planos de diseños de jardines.  Diseños de jardines eficientes que toman en cuenta y evitan los incendios, como por ejemplo jardines que dirigen el agua de lluvia y aprovechan el agua de lluvia, y toman en cuenta las épocas del año.

Instructor: Raymundo Ocampo – Westward Look Resort

May 2 Sat
Irrigation Part 1 – Hands On Drip @ UA Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Categories: Additional (Homeowner)

Whether you are a DIYer or are hiring a professional, this class will help you understand how to set up, maintain, change and troubleshoot a drip irrigation system like a pro! Learn about the pvc lines, tubing, connections, emitters, tools and how to put it all together to create an efficient drip system…in the comfort of an air conditioned classroom.

Incorrect watering is not only detrimental to plants, but is one of the biggest residential water wasting practices. 

Make sure to also attend our Irrigation Controllers & Scheduling class to learn how to use your drip irrigation system correctly so you will have healthier plants while saving water!


Instructor: Steve Mallgren

May 16 Sat
Irrigation Part 2 – Controllers & Scheduling @ UA/Pima County Cooperative Extension
9:30 am – 11:30 am
Categories: Additional (Homeowner)

Irrigation Controllers and Scheduling

Do you know how to:

Use your drip irrigation system correctly?

*  Determine your landscape’s watering needs?

*  Create an efficient watering schedule for your landscape?

*  Program and troubleshoot your controller?

This class discusses various common irrigation systems and focuses on installing and programming/scheduling a drip irrigation system controller, along with critical information about your plants’ watering needs and efficient irrigation techniques.  Maintenance and troubleshooting are also included.  Be sure to take the complementary class, Hands On Drip Irrigation, for a more complete understanding of your drip irrigation system!


Instructor: Steve Mallgren – Irrigation expert and local business owner




Aug 4 Tue
Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals™ Aug. 4 – Sept. 1, 2015 @ Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation
3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Categories: Smartscape Training Series

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 FREE series is designed for landscape professionals who are responsible for the health and beauty of landscapes in their care. For example: Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Irrigation, Pest & Weed Control, Designers/Architects, Nursery, HOA/Neighborhood Association Representatives, Property Managers, Groundskeepers for Schools/Parks, Multi-Family, Commercial, and Municipal. Students are also welcome!

Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays (9 days total)

Time: 3:30 p.m.* – 6:00 p.m.

*1st class begins at 3:00 for Orientation

Specific Class Schedule TBA