Outdoor Water Conservation Classes

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Upcoming 2020 Classes

Join us for these in-person workshops!

Water Efficient Plants

This course has been canceled due to COVID-19 Safety Precautions
Learn how to select and grow more water-efficient plants for your landscape. Oklahoma native and well-adapted plants that require minimal or no supplemental watering will be discussed. Come see some of the beautiful drought-resistant plants that thrive in Oklahoma.


Successful Landscaping in the Summer

This course has been canceled due to COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Oklahoma summers can be tough on your yard. This workshop will cover proper irrigation, plant care and landscape maintenance tips for summer success. Learn how to survive those hot, dry, and windy Oklahoma summers and still have a beautiful yard.


Smart Irrigation & Smart Meters for Edmond Residents

July 16, 2020
9:00 am
July is Smart Irrigation Month, an initiative to promote outdoor water use efficiency during peak summer demand. Smart irrigation technology can help homeowners to apply the right amount of water to their landscape and maximize system efficiency. The workshop will discuss smart irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rain/freeze sensors, and pressure reducing spray heads. Also, an update on smart metering for the City of Edmond will be provided.
One Course Time OfferedREGISTER ONLINE


Fall Weed Management

August 25, 2020
2:00 pm & 6:00 pm 
Late summer to early fall is a good time to think about control and prevention of those winter and spring weeds. A discussion of herbicide treatments and non-chemical control strategies will be discussed. In addition, a discussion of organic or natural products will be presented.
Two Course Times OfferedREGISTER ONLINE


Advanced Composting for the Homeowner

September 10, 2020 
2:00 pm & 6:00 pm 
Compost is a natural, dark brown, humus-rich material formed from the decomposition or breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable food scraps. Composting reduces the flow of material to the landfill and provides an excellent source of nutrients for your garden. Procedures for composting will be discussed, along with options for establishing a compost container, bin, or pile. We presented an introductory course in fall of 2019. This will class will serve as a more thorough overview of composting for the homeowner.
Recommended prerequisite from 2019 Workshop: Composting Basics
Two Course Times OfferedREGISTER ONLINE


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Made in the Shade

Shady areas can make it difficult to grow a healthy lawn, but there are many ways to find success in the shade. Common problems and solutions will be addressed, as well as alternatives to traditional turfgrass. We presented an introductory course last fall. This class will serve as a more thorough overview of dealing with shady areas in the yard.
Recommended Prerequisite: Dealing with Difficult Shady Areas

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Step Into Spring

Join us for the Step Into Spring workshop to start preparing for Spring landscaping and gardening. This workshop focuses on plant selection and establishment, irrigation tips and tricks, pruning techniques, Spring vegetable gardening and more. Watch below!


Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater can be collected and stored for watering plants in the garden. This class will cover how to properly size and install a rain barrel to collect water from your roof. We will also discuss how to increase the storage capacity of an existing system.

Drought Resistant Plants for Oklahoma

Drought resistant does not mean desert landscape! Oklahoma native and well-adapted plants that require minimal or no supplemental watering are discussed in this workshop. Come see some of the beautiful, drought-resistant plants that thrive in Oklahoma.

Home Irrigation Checkup

Smart Irrigation Month is an initiative to promote outdoor water use efficiency during peak summer demand. Outdoor water use makes up about 30% of overall water use in the United States, and up to 50% of this water is wasted. During this workshop you will learn how to complete a simple home irrigation checkup to ensure your system is functioning efficiently.

Smart Irrigation Technology

Smart irrigation technology can help homeowners to apply the right amount of water to their landscape and maximize system efficiency. The workshop covers smart irrigation controllers, soil moisture sensors, rain/freeze sensors, and pressure reducing spray heads.

Dealing With Difficult Shady Areas

Shady areas can make it difficult to grow a healthy lawn, but there are many ways to find success in the shade. Common problems and solutions are addressed in this workshop, as well as alternatives to traditional turfgrass.

Composting

Compost is a natural, dark brown, humus-rich material formed from the decomposition or breakdown of organic materials such as leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable food scraps. Composting reduces the flow of material to the landfill and provides an excellent source of nutrients for your garden. Procedures for composting are discussed, along with options for establishing a compost container, bin, or pile.