Outdoor Water Conservation Classes

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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 will be discussed. 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 will discuss 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 will be addressed, 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 will be discussed, along with options for establishing a compost container, bin, or pile.