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Water Conservation Classes

Sprinkler System Tune-up

In-person class
Weds., May 26 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Water-wise Garden (located at the southeast corner of Chambers Avenue and Alameda Parkway) 

Sprinkler head

Get answers to all your lawn irrigation questions, such as, “How do I change the watering times on my controller?” “What features should I look for in a system upgrade?” and “What does that knob do again?” Learn about your system components, tune up and adjust your sprinkler system for maximum efficiency and learn how to check for leaks in this informative class. Register here.

Introduction to Water-wise Landscapes

In-person class
Thurs., June 10 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Water-wise Garden (located at the southeast corner of Chambers Avenue and Alameda Parkway) 

Intro to Water-wise Landscaping class

Are you curious about a low-water landscape, but don't know where to start? Learn how to create new textures, colors and depth in your yard or garden. You'll knock your creativity into gear as we introduce the necessary foundations for creating a beautiful and functional water-wise landscape. Register here.

Water-wise Plant Discovery Tour

In-person class
Tues., June 22 from 5:30–7:00 p.m. at the Aurora Water-wise Garden (located at the southeast corner of Chambers Avenue and Alameda Parkway) 

Aurora's Water-wise Garden

Walking into a garden center can be daunting, especially if you don’t know what you need. Our master gardener will share her extensive experience growing plants suited to Aurora. We’ll take you on a tour through the Aurora Water-wise Garden and show you our top-recommended trees, shrubs, perennials and grasses. Register here.

 

Vegetable Gardening: How to Grow Seedlings at Home

Video short: 8 minutes
Get a jump-start on your vegetable garden this year. In this episode, we'll teach you the benefits of starting vegetable seedlings at home. Follow our method and you'll have your warm-season plant babies all ready to plant in your garden. Click image below to view.

Aurora Water's Seed-starting class

Vegetable Gardening: Raised Beds for Better Veg's

Video short: 3 minutes
In this episode, Senior Water Conservation Specialist Diana Denwood explains why deeply tilled beds with plenty of compost will make your garden productive -- not only in this growing season but for years to come. Click image below to view.

Raised bed gardening

Vegetable Gardening: Favorite Colorado Fruit and Vegetables

Video short: 5 minutes
Senior Water Conservation Specialist Diana Denwood shares her favorite fruit and vegetables to grow in Aurora and along the Front Range. Ready to get off of the gardening "bunny slope?" She provides a list of expert and intermediate-level plants to try when you're ready to tackle something new. Click image below to view.

Colorado fruit and vegetables class

Vegetable Gardening: Colorado's wild foods

Video short: 3 minutes
Colorado is wildly tasty! In this episode, you'll learn about some of the wild foods you can forage or grow in your own water-wise yard. Aurora Water's presenter, Senior Water Conservation Specialist Diana Denwood, is an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. Click image below to view.

Colorado's wild foods

Vegetable Gardening: Pesky garden pests

Video short: 6 minutes
Watch out, all you gardeners — pests are after your veggies. In this short video, our garden specialist talks about the most common pests you're likely to encounter in your garden and what to do if they're bugging you. Click image below to view.

Pesky garden pests

Don’t Call it Dirt: Build Soil for Better Gardens

Video short: 3 minutes
Building healthy soil makes for better gardening and wiser watering. In this video, Diana talks about how to create the best foundation for vegetable gardens no matter what your soil type. Are you ready to get your hands dirty in the soil? Click the image below to view.

Building better soil

Introduction to Water-wise Landscaping 

Self-paced interactive
Are you curious about a low-water landscape, but don't know where to start? Learn how to create new textures, colors and depth in your yard or garden. You'll knock your creativity into gear as we introduce the necessary foundations for creating a beautiful and functional water-wise landscape. Click image below to view.

Water-wise conservation class

Installing a Water-wise Landscape

Self-paced PowerPoint
This class is for those who like to do projects themselves. The class will cover the process involved in converting your existing landscape into a water-wise landscape, from grass removal and soil amendments to planting plants and proper irrigation. Click image below to view.

water-wise landscape installed

Grow Food, Save Water

One-hour video If you’ve ever bitten into a homegrown tomato still warm from the sun, you know the benefits of growing your own food. Learn how to design, install and care for your very own vegetable garden to save water and grow healthy and bountiful plants. Click image below to view.

Sprinkler System Tune-up

One-hour video Get answers to all of your lawn irrigation questions, such as, “How do I change the watering times on my controller?” “What features should I look for in a system upgrade?” and “What does that knob do again?”  Learn about your system components, tune up and adjust your sprinkler system for maximum efficiency and learn how to check for leaks in this interactive and informative class. Click image below to view.

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