Watters Weekly Garden Classes
March 12 - Bird Friendly Landscapes - not just for songbirds
We all love to watch birds in our gardens. This class will focus on attracting them with natural vegetation by meeting their needs (food, water, cover, space). What is present in the landscape, what can be planted and artificial structures that enhance the habitat.. Special guest instructors will be Anne & Paul Schell, founders of AZ Raptor Experience will focus on the benefits of attracting raptors and wildlife, such as natural pest control, energy, water, soil conservation and how they can complement a backyard environment. Paul & Anne will have some of their birds with them so be sure to bring your camera, it will be an excellent photo opportunity for the youngster's.
March 19 - Controlling Gophers, Bugs and Disease in the Gardens
If you let these pest gain a foothold they are nearly impossible to rid from your garden, until now. Learn all the rat deadly secrets to a disease free garden this spring. Pinyon pine scale, aphids, powdery mildew, grubs and much more are covered. This free class fills up early so bring a cup of coffee, a notepad and your owns chair and learn how to shoo pest away this spring.
March 26 - Advanced Container Designs $35
Lisa Lain, Watters owner, has been creating container designs for decades. This 3 step program puts the floral style back into your garden. The class is free to onlookers, but the first 12 students to sign up create their own design with her professional guidance, and take it home same day. Come ready to get your hands dirty and your containers beautified. Bring your own pot, on staff professionals are available to help design and build pretty container gardens all day.
April 2 - Drip Irrigation Design and Installation
Newest technologies in irrigation introduced. April is time to turn that irrigation back on. Learn the benefits of drip irrigation, the best emitters and parts, how to set a system up or add a plant to it. With the right system you can save water and have healthier plants all at the same time. We will also go over how to properly set up and run an irrigation clock. We stuff Watters irrigation bins full making ready for this class. Come early and bring a lawn chair; over 100 students attended this class last time it was offered.
April 9 - Grape, Brambles & Blueberries to the Kitchen
Students learn the best grapes, berries and all things vegetable along with plant foods to an ever increasing harvest. Dozens and dozens of fruiting varieties will be on hand and all the professionals to help you increase the eats from these edible plants.
April 16 - Fragrant Mountain Roses
Beautiful roses are admired, but these roses will tickle the nose. Not only will you know which roses are most fragrant, but you'll have all the insider tips the brings your rose to life with these season long bloomers. Oh, we'll have a HUGE selection of fragrant roses on hand that day as well . . . imagine that.
If you want to get technical about it, the most natural, safest way to get rid of weeds is the ages old method: hand-removal. But, let's face it; removing weeds by hand is not always feasible. The weed in question may be too persistent, the area covered too extensive, or health restrictions may prevent any of us from being up to the task. For any of these reasons we turn to herbicides.