Lots of people are finding they have extra time for yard work this summer. With Utah’s desert climate, it’s helpful to know what strategies to use to keep your yard looking great. To help you, the Conservation Garden Center is offering free landscaping classes online. Designed specifically for Utah yards, they’ll have your home screaming “curb appeal” in no time! Make sure you register for the events you’re interested in–that’s how you will receive online logins or save a spot for a live (outdoor) event.
Free Online Landscaping Classes
The Conservation Garden center currently has two free landscaping classes on the books:
Localscapes University, Saturday, June 20 2020 from 9:00AM – 11:00AM
This 2-hour webinar will teach the five steps of Localscapes, including landscape layout, irrigation basics, planting, and maintenance.
Creating Waterwise Parkstrips, Thursday, July 09 2020 from 6:30PM – 8:00PM
This webinar focuses on best practices to save water through appropriate watering, plant selection, and planned maintenance. The class also includes the requirements for the Flip your Strip program, which pays Utah residents for converting their grass parking strips to options that conserve water.
Free Live Landscaping Events
Work and Learn: Lavender, Thursday, July 16 6:00PM – 7:00PM
This class at the Conservation Garden Park is free, but requires advance registration. A Utah favorite, Lavender is a lovely, aromatic herb. Attendees work alongside garden staff to clip spent flowers and learn simple maintenance techniques to keep their own lavender happy. As a bonus, volunteers may keep clippings for home and craft projects.
Waterwise Perennials Tour, Saturday, July 18 2020 from 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Put on comfortable shoes and tour the Conservation Garden Park while you get advice about the best perennial flowers for our area. The class is $5, however if you take this survey you will receive a promotional code that will allow you to register to most classes at the Conservation Garden Park for free!
More classes are offered into the fall, so check out their full list of events and enjoy getting your hands dirty!