XERISCAPE CLASS SCHEDULE

Free classes from Colorado Springs Utilities

2014 Xeriscape Class Schedule

March

Wed 3/26 Save Water...Make Compost! 6:30-7:30 pm

Sat 3/29 Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape 9:00-10:00 am


April

Sat 4/5 Drip Irrigation Class 9:00-10:30 am

Wed 4/9 Blue Grama and Buffalograss Turf 6:30-7:30 pm

Sat 4/12 Smart Water-Wise Landscape Design 9:00-10:30am

Wed 4/16 Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape 6:30-7:30 pm

Wed 4/23 Updating Your Sprinkler System with Rebates 6:30-8:00 pm


May

Wed 5/7 Smart Water-Wise Landscape Design 6:30-8:00 pm

Sat 5/10 Outstanding Plants for Your Low Water Landscape 9:00-10:00 am

Sat 5/17 Drip Irrigation Class 9:00-11:00 am

Sat 5/24 Updating Your Sprinkler System with Rebates 9:00-10:30 am

Wed 5/28 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden 4:30 & 5:30 pm


June

Sat 6/7 Outstanding Plants for Your Low Water Landscape 9:00-10:00 am

Wed 6/11 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden 4:30 & 5:30 pm


July

Wed 7/16 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden 4:30 & 5:30 pm


August

Wed 8/13 Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden 4:30 & 5:30 pm


Colorado Springs Utilities is committed to the intelligent use of water. We provide free classes with experienced instructors to help you make the best use of this precious resource.

2014 Xeriscape Class Description

Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape

Molly Morris, Horticulture Staff, Colorado Springs Utilities

Gain inspiration from water-wise Colorado landscapes. Explore successful approaches that work in our climate. Learn what’s involved in renovating your yard toward one of sustainable beauty that withstands periodic drought.

Smart Water-Wise Landscape Design

Lisa Pace, Landscape Designer, Colorado Springs Utilities

Designing your yard for sustainable, water-wise beauty is critical. Learn from an experienced local designer how to begin creating a thoughtful plan, how to approach common challenges and essential do’s and don’ts.

Drip Irrigation Class

Joe Dixon, Retired Irrigation Contractor

An in-depth instruction on drip irrigation parts and design. We'll cover the advantages of drip, choices of components, how to design a system, and guidelines to provide the right amount of water to your plants.

Updating Your Sprinkler System with Rebates

Eric Becker, Irrigation Specialist, Colorado Springs Utilities

Take advantage of CSU irrigation system rebates to update your sprinkler system. Learn how to retrofit your current system utilizing state-of–the-art water efficient equipment while saving money.

Blue Grama and Buffalograss Turf

Carey Harrington, Certified Colorado Gardener

Gain knowledge of low-water options for alternative turf grasses and open green spaces, plus what’s required to install and maintain them. The emphasis will be on converting Kentucky bluegrass to blue grama or buffalograss.

Outstanding Plants for Your Xeriscape

Danielle Summers, Landscape Designer

Interested in Xeriscaping, but want to learn more about easy, reliable, low water plants? This class covers everything from trees to perennials with pictures and plant descriptions. Check out this class if you are a newbie to gardening in the Pikes Peak region.

Tour of Tough Plants at the Xeriscape Garden

We’ll show you what low-water plants look like in their mature form, point out solutions to common landscape challenges and highlight eye-catching plant combinations. Tours will highlight plants in bloom.

All classes will be held at Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80904, home of our beautiful Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. There is no charge for classes and reservations are not required for most classes. For more information, call (719) 668-4555 or visit www.csu.org.

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