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Xeriscapes That Bring Life To Your Yard
Apr
9
6:00 PM18:00

Xeriscapes That Bring Life To Your Yard

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Join us for an evening full of information to help bring beauty and life to your yard. Taught by expert landscape designer Alison Peck of Matrix Gardens, this informative seminar will show you how to bring the beauty of Colorado into your garden through Xeriscaping and how to create vital habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Alison will share inspirational photos and real-world examples from her 35-year career of creating sustainable landscapes. With natural pollinator habitats on the decline, you can help provide them with a new home while enjoying the delight of sharing your outdoor space with winged visitors and the blooms that attract them.

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Edible Landscaping
Apr
13
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Landscaping

Learn how to grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, vines and Herbs in your yard beautifully. Learn which plants are most successful and how to integrate them into your landscape. Alison has been designing edible landscapes for 25 years and has a wealth of knowledge to share.

Cost: $15; call Harlequin’s Gardens @ 303-939-9403 to register.

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Do-It-Yourself Drip Irrigation
Apr
13
1:00 PM13:00

Do-It-Yourself Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation can be easy! Come learn a simple, easy way to design and install a system that can be connected to an outside hose bib with a battery-operated timer, giving you an inexpensive, automatic watering system. We will also discuss how to convert an existing sprinkler system to drip irrigation.

Cost: $15; call Harlequin’s Gardens @ 303-939-9403 to register.

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Gardening with Friends: Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden With Landscaping
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening with Friends: Inviting Wildlife Into Your Garden With Landscaping

Living in a garden humming with life is a joy! Share your yard with birds, butterflies, pollinators and more. You’ll learn how to provide a home for all life (maybe not deer), and why insects are a gardener’s friend, not the enemy. We’ll discuss overall landscape design strategies, as well as detailed information on plants that provide wildlife habitat, including many native plants.

Cost: $15; call Harlequin’s Gardens @ 303-939-9403 to register.

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H2Overhaul- A Water-Wise Landscape Transformation
Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

H2Overhaul- A Water-Wise Landscape Transformation

The lawn is your household’s biggest water consumer. A water-wise landscape can help you save more and spend less on your summer water bill. Attend this FREE workshop and learn how to give your home turf a water-wise overhaul with help from the experts.

We’ll cover how to:

  • Select the best (and least problematic) areas of your lawn to convert

  • Prepare your landscape for removing turfgrass

  • Remove your grass

  • Prepare your turf-less area for planting

  • Select the best low-water perennials for your new garden bed

  • Find the best irrigation solutions, and more!

* Any Thornton Water customer that attends this seminar and participants in the rebate program will be eligible to receive a FREE H2Overhal Toolkit. Thornton Water customers will receive preferential registration in the event that the workshop reaches maximum capacity. For more information, visit the Thornton Water website. Thornton water customers will be given preferential registration in the event that the workshop reaches maximum capacity.

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Speaker: Alison Peck of Matrix Gardens

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Jun
20
6:00 PM18:00

Lawn Replacement with Resource Central (registration required)

When watered and maintained effectively, replacing your lawn with Xeriscape can reduce your outdoor water use by up to 60%! On average, 50% of household water is used for landscape irrigation, so by converting even a small portion of your turf to Xeriscape, the potential water savings are HUGE!

This informative seminar, led by Alison Peck of Matrix Gardens, will cover everything you need to know to transform your lawn into a beautiful Xeriscape garden. Alison will discuss how to select the best and least problematic areas of your lawn for replacement, how to prepare your landscape for removing turfgrass, how to actually kill and remove your grass, how to prepare your turf-less area for planting, the best Xeric perennials for your new garden bed, irrigation solutions, and more. She will include a small educational segment on hardscape options for turf removal as well.

*This seminar is a part of the City of Boulder’s Turf Replacement Program. Any City of Boulder resident that attends this seminar will be eligible to receive a FREE 200 square foot Garden In A Box, and a FREE spray to drip conversion kit. In order to receive these benefits, Boulder residents must first attend the seminar, and then following the seminar must convert 200 square feet or more of turf to Xeriscape or hardscape. For more information, visit the City of Boulder website.

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

Gardening Advice from Mother Nature

When we move from plant collections to landscapes patterned after nature, our gardens become richer, healthier, and more abundant. We'll share ecological understandings that allow us to work with nature to conserve resources (including our time), create better habitat for us and wildlife, and weave native plants into regenerative native landscapes.   $15

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Jun
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Whole is Greater Than the Parts: From Native Plants to Native Landscapes

When we move from plant collections to landscapes patterned after nature, our gardens become richer, healthier, and more abundant.  We'll share ecological understandings that allow us to work with nature to conserve resources (including our time), create better habitat for us and wildlife, and weave native plants into regenerative native landscapes.

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May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Rainwater Harvesting

Rainbarrels are finally legal in Colorado - yay! Learn about rainbarrrels and even better ways of using rainwater and snowmelt, such as rain-gardens and pervious pavement (and even about greywater. Learn easy ways to use this free water in your gardens while protecting yourself from flooding.

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Apr
14
10:00 AM10:00

Edible Landscaping

Learn how to grow fruits, nuts, vegetables, vines and herbs in your yard, beautifully. Learn which plants are the most successful and how to integrate them into your landscape.  Alison has been designing edible landscapes for 25 years; she owns Matrix Gardens landscaping.

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Mar
24
10:00 AM10:00

Do it Yourself Drip Irrigation

Drip irrigation can be easy! Come learn a simple, easy to design and install system that can be connected to an outside hose bib with a battery-operated timer, giving you inexpensive automatic watering. We will also discuss new efficient sprinklers that can reduce water use for lawns and groundcovers.  

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Mar
5
6:00 PM18:00

Lawn Replacement with Resource Central (registration required)

 

When watered and maintained effectively, replacing your lawn with Xeriscape can reduce your outdoor water use by up to 60%! On average, 50% of household water is used for landscape irrigation, so by converting even a small portion of your turf to Xeriscape, the potential water savings are HUGE!

This informative seminar, led by Alison Peck of Matrix Gardens, will cover everything you need to know to transform your lawn into a beautiful Xeriscape garden. Alison will discuss how to select the best and least problematic areas of your lawn for replacement, how to prepare your landscape for removing turfgrass, how to actually kill and remove your grass, how to prepare your turf-less area for planting, the best Xeric perennials for your new garden bed, irrigation solutions, and more. She will include a small educational segment on hardscape options for turf removal as well.

*This seminar is a part of the City of Boulder’s Turf Replacement Program. Any City of Boulder resident that attends this seminar will be eligible to receive a FREE 200 sq ft Garden In A Box, and a FREE spray to drip conversion kit. In order to receive these benefits, Boulder residents must first attend the seminar, and then following the seminar must convert 200 square feet or more of turf to Xeriscape or hardscape. For more information, visit the City of Boulder website.

 

Please sign up here:

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