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Learn how to convert your lawn to beautiful xeriscape

Tempe offers free landscape workshops

Post Date:10/11/2013

With Tempe’s fall landscape workshop series, you can learn how to beautify your yard and conserve water while enjoying the beauty of the historic Rose Eisendrath House. The free workshops will teach you how to convert your yard to xeriscape, which simply means landscaping in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental water.

The series of three workshops teaches residents how to plan, design, implement and maintain a beautifully xeriscaped yard. The workshops are held on three consecutive Saturdays, each focusing on a different phase of the process:

• Oct. 26 – Converting your lawn to a beautiful xeriscape: principles and design
• Nov. 2 – Selecting and maintaining xeriscape plants
• Nov. 9 – Designing, installing and maintaining drip irrigation

Workshops are held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the SRP Center for Water Education at the Rose Eisendrath House, 1400 N. College Ave. Participants receive a free xeriscape workbook and brochures about conversion and design, drip irrigation and maintenance.

To register for the workshops or for more information, call Richard Bond at 480-350-2627.

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