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Master Gardeners Seminars

Master Gardeners Seminars

Meet with the friendly University of Arizona's trained Master Gardeners at their FREE seminars specializing in low desert gardening and garden know-how. View the daily times and topics below. Do you have a turfgrass question? Master Gardener & Certified Turfgrass Professional, Sharon Dewey, will be available to answer your questions at the Master Gardener stage Seminars held in the Hacienda Pavilion

Friday, April 28th, 2017

10:30 Citrus Selection & Care Debra Moritz

Learn how to grow citrus successfully in your yard. Topics will include selection, planting, fertilizing, irrigation, pruning, common pests, diseases & nutrient deficiencies. UofA Citrus & Deciduous Fruit Special Supplement available for $5

11:45 Agaves, Aloes & More Debra Moritz

Discover the huge variety of succulents available & where to place them in your landscape plus see striking plants that are easy to grow and are well adapted to our desert environment. Handout included

1:00 How to Water This Summer London Lacy

Learn the simplicity of watering by the 1” rule. Efficient watering includes deep watering, noticing “water me” signals, how much water your plants need & conserving water. You will get easy-to-learn tips on water- smart gardening & having healthy, beautiful plants. Handout included. Soil moisture probes available for $20

2:15 101 Worm Composting Gail Latour

Find out how worms can be used to turn veggie & fruit scrapes into “Black Gold,” an organic nutrient for our soil. It’s a fun & easy way to compost says Gail, vermiculturist and Master Gardener

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

10:30 Growing Herbs Donna Lorch

Learn how to prepare the soil, select herbs that grow well in our area, plant & maintain herbs along with successfully growing herbs in pots

11:45 Watering: What Every Homeowner Must Know Jackie Rich

Learn how to use water responsibly plus practical advice on selecting & placing plants, properly watering & increasing the health & beauty of your plants. Handout included. Soil moisture probes available for $20

1:00 Crazy about Composting Jackie Rich

Transform your kitchen & yard waste into compost; a sweet-smelling soil amendment, beneficial for growing most non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert. It’s cheap & easy when you know the secrets

2:15 Turfgrass: Spring Green-Up Transition Bob Kampfe

When spring comes to the desert, it’s time to help wake up your dormant bermudagrass & transition from ryegrass. Learn how to water efficiently, properly mow, fertilize, dethatch, aerate & other tips on how to have a healthy, vibrant summer lawn. Handout included

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

10:30 Soil, Sun & Water Lee Aronson

This seminar will help you learn how to prepare the soil plus plant your late spring & summer garden. Handout included

11:45 Year Round Desert- Adapted Flowering Plants Lee Aronson

Learn to plan your spring garden using desert-adapted plants that will bloom year-around. Handout is included

1:00 Goodbye Lawn, Hello Food Doreen Pollack

Follow Doreen’s journey through converting a grass lawn into an edible yard. Also, learn how to enhance the soil for your new garden

2:15 Turfgrass: Spring Green-up Transition Bob Kampfe

When spring comes to the desert, it’s time to help wake up your dormant bermudagrass & transition from ryegrass. Learn how to water efficiently, properly mow, fertilize, dethatch, aerate & other tips on how to have a healthy, vibrant summer lawn. Handout included

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