Three-Hour Design for Homeowners Workshops
These free, three-hour workshops teach homeowners the basics of landscape makeovers. Topics include soil, design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation, rainwater catchment and implementation — all the elements needed to convert high-water-use turf to a beautiful, water-efficient landscape. Registration is required.
Three-Hour Workshop Descriptions & 2021 Dates
Water & Irrigation: Utilizing a Precious Resource – Sat 3/6
Installation & Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment – Sat 3/20
- All classes are currently being held online.
- All weekday workshops are held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday workshops from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
- Please note that while registration is unlimited, only the first 100 registrants to join will be admitted to the interactive portion of the webinar. Registrants joining after the webinar has reached capacity will be redirected to the YouTube live simulcast.
Plan Ahead: Understanding Soil and Site Assessments
2021: Winter Jan 23rd | Spring Apr 28th | Summer July 31st | Fall Oct 6th
This workshop will introduce you to the steps needed to turn water-thirsty turf into a beautiful and sustainable landscape that is. Our landscape expert will show you the steps required to rethink, redesign and renovate your landscape with a focus on site assessments, base sheet development and understanding the important role of healthy soil in a successful landscape.
Design: Shape Your Space
2021: Winter Feb 6th | Spring May 12th | Summer Aug 14th | Fall Oct 20th
Ensuring your new landscape is well-integrated into your personal lifestyle is the goal of this session. Our landscape expert will show you how to plan for the functionality of your new space and provide tips to achieve a design style that fits your personal style.
Plants: Inspiring Choices for Our Region
2021: Winter Feb 20th | Spring May 26th | Summer Aug 28th | Fall Nov 3rd
This session illustrates how a low-water-use landscape can be an upgrade, not a compromise. Our landscape expert will teach you about plants and why some are more water efficient than others. You’ll be introduced to attractive, WaterSmart plant palettes and learn how to research and choose plants that fit your design theme.
Water & Irrigation: Utilizing A Precious Resource
2021: Winter Mar 6th | Spring June 9th | Summer Sep 11th | Fall Nov 17th
This session will give you strategies to use our limited water sources wisely, including integrating stormwater capture elements into your landscape and conserving water through simple irrigation system retrofits. Our landscape expert’s goal is to help you create a sustainable landscape that loves San Diego as much you.
Installation & Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment
2021: Winter Mar 20th | Spring June 21st | Summer Sep 25th | Fall Dec 1st
After planning your new garden space, it’s time to learn how to protect your investment. Our landscape expert will give you strategies for success when removing your turf, installing your new landscape and maintaining it. You’ll learn how to minimize your water use and maximize your enjoyment of an outdoor space that suits your lifestyle.