Calendar

January – September 2015

Jan 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.

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.

Feb 11 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.

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.

Feb 25 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.

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.

Mar 14 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 correctly so you will have healthier plants while saving water!

 

Instructor: Steve Mallgren

Mar 28 Sat

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

 

 

 

Apr 2 Thu

Esta clase es la base para entender  la relación entre suelos, plantas y agua y es el cimiento para el curso de Smartscape Professional Series (Serie de Smartscape en Español) Esta instrucción se enfoca en la textura  y estructura del suelo y como afecta el movimiento del agua, velocidad de infiltración y capacidad de absorción y retención del agua (CC). Se discute también una serie de mecanismos que la planta utiliza para regular el uso del agua

Esta clase se enfoca en: Elementos básicos de los suelos, crecimiento de las plantas y la función del agua

Instructor: José Cano – Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation

Apr 7 Tue

En esta clase se discute acerca de varios sistemas de riego y se enfoca en el diseño, instalación y programación de riego por goteo. Su mantenimiento  e identificación de problemas.

Esta clase se enfoca en: Características principales de los controles de riego. Incluyendo programación y ajustes de acuerdo con el factor de ET (Evapotranspiración) / y la demanda por agua, estación del año y cambios del clima.

Instructor: José Cano, Pima County Parks & Recreation

Apr 9 Thu

Reducir el uso del agua, reduciendo su desperdicio, creando un sistema de riego eficiente. Los estudiantes aprenderán acerca de los horarios de riego (programas), técnicas de irrigación y prácticas culturales y explica todos los factores que se aprenden durante toda la serie del programa  que influencian el buen manejo del agua en los jardines en general.

Esta clase se enfoca en: Aprender a integrar los conceptos básicos en la operación de los sistemas de riego de acuerdo con el tipo de planta, propiedades del suelo y la capacidad del  sistema de riego

Instructor: Jose Cano, Pima County Parks & Recreation

Apr 14 Tue

Esta clase divide el mantenimiento de plantas del desierto en dos categorías – poda y fertilización. Todas las instrucciones acerca de la poda están basadas en las recomendaciones de La Asociación Internacional De Arboricultura y se usan transparencias  y ejemplos con cortes de madera del árbol para explicar mejor los puntos principales del instructor  acerca de la poda. La sección de fertilización  se enfoca en las necesidades de las plantas por micronutrientes y micronutrientes  para seleccionar el fertilizante correcto y como calcular la cantidad adecuada del fertilizante para la compra y aplicación.

Instructor: José Cano – Pima County Natural Resources Parks & Recreation

Apr 16 Thu

Los estudiantes aprenderán acerca de algunos  de los organismos que afectan  a las plantas en los jardines.  Manejo Integral de pestes (IPM) y controles  culturales  serán  discutidos.

Esta clase se enfoca en: Reconocer los factores que causan que las plantas no se desarrollen sanas o mueran en los jardines. Y como evitar o corregir estos problemas.

Instructor: Jesús Gastelum  – Westward Look Resort

 

Apr 23 Thu

En esta clase identificaremos muchas de las plantas mas comunes usadas en los jardines del desierto y provee información y discusión de las características de estas plantas que las hace adecuadas para los jardines urbanos y suburbanos… Características Especiales tales como color de la flor, temporada de desarrollo, tamaño y Resistencia a las heladas, especificaciones del mantenimiento y otras consideraciones.

Instructor: Raymundo Ocampo – Westward Look Resort

Apr 28 Tue

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

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

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.

Our apologies.  This class date is full, as is the waiting list.  The next class is scheduled for June 20th.

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!

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

May 16 Sat

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 to learn about all of the parts of your system (outside of the controller) so you will be able to set up and/or maintain and troubleshoot 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

Jun 20 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 so you will 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

Our apologies. This class date is full,as is the waiting list. Please check a future date.Those who come to class but are not registered may participate IF space is available.

Jul 18 Sat

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.  

A couple of spots just opened up for this class!

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)

Sep 26 Sat

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).

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.