Calendar

September – October 2015

Sep 12 Sat

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 to have healthier plants while saving water!

PLEASE NOTE: Part 1 and Part 2 can be taken in any order
Instructor: Steve Mallgren

Pre-Registration Required. If there is space available in the class or on the waiting list, you can access it through the REGISTER button (in green, under the map).

Those who are on the waiting list have priority for “stand-by” (class size is dictated by fire code)

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties. For more information, please click on the above link (in blue).

This workshop is mandatory to qualify for the rebate.

Pre-Registration Required.  If there is space available in the class or on the waiting list, you can access it through the REGISTER button (in green, under the map).

Those who come to class but are not registered may “stand-by” and participate IF space is available (class size is dictated by fire code). 

Those who are on the waiting list have priority for “stand-by”. 

 

Sep 26 Sat

Join Rainwater Harvesting professional, Lincoln Perino, for a close look at sensible, water-smart (and wallet-smart) rainwater harvesting systems for the home landscape. This informative workshop will focus on designing a passive and active rainwater catchment system for a residential landscape. Bring a sketch or site plan of your property to refer to during the workshop. The Tucson Water Single Family Residential Rainwater Harvesting Incentives/Rebate Program is offering two rebate funding levels (up to $2,000) as incentive to install water harvesting on residential properties. For more information, please click on the above link (in blue).

This workshop is mandatory to qualify for the rebate.

Pre-Registration Required. If there is space available in the class or on the waiting list, you can access it through the REGISTER button (in green, under the map).

Those who come to class but are not registered may “stand-by” and participate IF space is available (class size is dictated by fire code). 

Those who are on the waiting list have priority for “stand-by”. 

 

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.

Make sure to also attend our Hands On Drip Irrigation class so you will be able to set up and/or maintain all of the “parts” to avoid wasting water!

 PLEASE NOTE: Part 1 and Part 2 can be taken in any order
Instructor: Steve Mallgren – Irrigation expert and local business owner

Pre-Registration Required. If there is space available in the class or on the waiting list, you can access it through the REGISTER button (in green, under the map).

Did you know that 1/3 of typical household waste water can be re-used as gray water for landscape plants? If you’d like to participate in Tucson Water’s Single Family Residential Gray Water Rebate Program and receive reimbursement (up to $1,000) when a permanent gray water irrigation system is installed in your home, then you must attend this 2-hour workshop. It focuses on design, operation and maintenance of a gray water system.  Instructor: Lincoln Perino

This workshop is mandatory to qualify for the rebate.

Pre-Registration Required. If there is space available in the class or on the waiting list, you can access it through the REGISTER button (in green, under the map).

Those who come to class but are not registered may “stand-by” and participate IF space is available (class size is dictated by fire code). 

Those who are on the waiting list have priority for “stand-by”. 

 

Sep 30 Wed

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process or information about plants and maintenance?  The purpose of this series is to provide a method to produce a landscape design for any area in a format which can be implemented as time and budget allow.  You will create your own design on paper for your space.

Session 1: Base Sheet Preparation, Material Research Resources and Ideal Development
Session 2: Integration of information and ideas into Base Plan
Session 3: Design Review/Revision, Discussion of Construction Sequencing, Techniques, Materials, Cost Estimating

Supplies needed to complete your project include:
11 x 17 graph paper ¼” or 1/8″ grid
3 7/8″ – 7 1/4″ Circle Template
45 degree triangle
All purpose eraser
Graphic pencils (hard)

Landscape Designer Roger Putney has designed well over 2,000 landscapes for Tucson residents over the past 20+ years.  He started out in the landscape maintenance business and, after trying to maintain landscapes that weren’t working (in so many ways!), decided to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.  He continues to work in the nursery business and to assist customers with achieving their desired look while having success with their plants.  He has extensive first-hand knowledge and experience in every aspect – from designing and installing to maintaining landscapes in our desert environment.

Class size is very limited (and there is high demand), so please register only if you are certain that you are able to attend all three classes! Registering for any class signs you up for all three.

Oct 14 Wed

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process or information about plants and maintenance?  The purpose of this series is to provide a method to produce a landscape design for any area in a format which can be implemented as time and budget allow.  You will create your own design on paper for your space.

Session 1: Base Sheet Preparation, Material Research Resources and Ideal Development
Session 2: Integration of information and ideas into Base Plan
Session 3: Design Review/Revision, Discussion of Construction Sequencing, Techniques, Materials, Cost Estimating

Supplies needed to complete your project include:
11 x 17 graph paper ¼” or 1/8″ grid
3 7/8″ – 7 1/4″ Circle Template
45 degree triangle
All purpose eraser
Graphic pencils (hard)

Landscape Designer Roger Putney has designed well over 2,000 landscapes for Tucson residents over the past 20+ years.  He started out in the landscape maintenance business and, after trying to maintain landscapes that weren’t working (in so many ways!), decided to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.  He continues to work in the nursery business and to assist customers with achieving their desired look while having success with their plants.  He has extensive first-hand knowledge and experience in every aspect – from designing and installing to maintaining landscapes in our desert environment.

Class size is very limited (and there is high demand), so please register only if you are certain that you are able to attend all three classes! Registering for any class signs you up for all three.

Oct 28 Wed

Do you want to design or renovate your landscape?  Need some direction about how to start the process or information about plants and maintenance?  The purpose of this series is to provide a method to produce a landscape design for any area in a format which can be implemented as time and budget allow.  You will create your own design on paper for your space.

Session 1: Base Sheet Preparation, Material Research Resources and Ideal Development
Session 2: Integration of information and ideas into Base Plan
Session 3: Design Review/Revision, Discussion of Construction Sequencing, Techniques, Materials, Cost Estimating

Supplies needed to complete your project include:
11 x 17 graph paper ¼” or 1/8″ grid
3 7/8″ – 7 1/4″ Circle Template
45 degree triangle
All purpose eraser
Graphic pencils (hard)

Landscape Designer Roger Putney has designed well over 2,000 landscapes for Tucson residents over the past 20+ years.  He started out in the landscape maintenance business and, after trying to maintain landscapes that weren’t working (in so many ways!), decided to earn a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arizona.  He continues to work in the nursery business and to assist customers with achieving their desired look while having success with their plants.  He has extensive first-hand knowledge and experience in every aspect – from designing and installing to maintaining landscapes in our desert environment.

Class size is very limited (and there is high demand), so please register only if you are certain that you are able to attend all three classes! Registering for any class signs you up for all three.