Water-Wise Landscape Classes - Now Available Online!

CSU has again decided to provide free live Water Wise landscape classes online in light of the on-going guidelines on large gatherings and social distancing. The webinars will include a wide variety of topics geared to both newcomers and long-time residents who want to learn more about landscaping their properties. The classes are designed to provide a "building block" approach to landscape design and maintenance. Simply click on the highlighted link to register for any of the upcoming classes.

   2021 class schedule

        Date                 Time                             Class

April 8 (Thursday)  6 - 6:45 PM Water-wise Landscaping for Beginners - If you are interested in creating a water-wise landscape but unsure where to start, this webinar is for you. It will cover landscape options to consider, their pros and cons, and the next steps to get started on your sustainable landscaping journey. You’ll also learn about common landscaping mistakes and how to avoid them. Great for people new to landscaping or the Colorado Springs area.

April 15 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM Water-wise Landscape Design - You'll learn an overview of the landscape design process that keeps usability and long-term water use top of mind. The webinar will also cover do-it-yourself options and when it may be best to hire a professional. Discover tips professionals use to create unified, beautiful landscapes.

April 22 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM Water-wise Plants & Grass Types - If you want to know which types of flowers, trees, shrubs and grasses thrive in the Pikes Peak Region, this webinar is for you. It will cover tried and true options, lowest-water plants, and promising new plants to make sure your green thumb comes alive. Learn about resources you can use to choose plants adapted to our erratic weather and periodic droughts.

April 29 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM Intro to Landscaping with Native Plants - Learn how landscaping with native plants can add beauty, pollinators and wildlife habitat, and drought resistance to your yard. This webinar will cover some of the easiest native plants to grow. You'll also get a plant list and online resources to help you in the future.

May 6 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM Designing a Drought Resistant Landscape - Landscaping your yard is a big investment. While we expect to have outdoor water restrictions about once every ten years due to drought, there are many ways to create a tough and resilient landscape that usely water wisely every year. Learn about how to set your landscape up for success through smart plant selection, wise irrigation and landscaping for the climate in which we live
May 20 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM How to Install Buffalograss and Blue Grama Grass - Planting buffalograss or blue grama grass can result in big water and maintenance savings. Learn the steps to plant these grasses in your own yard so you get quick coverage, healthy grass and fewer weeds. The webinar will also cover how to care for these grasses long term.

May 27 (Thursday) 6 - 6:45 PM Creating a Low Maintenance Landscape - Creating a beautiful landscape doesn't have to also create a lot of work. Join this webinar to learn the guiding principles and low-maintenance plants that can help you create a low maintenance landscape. It will also discuss examples of projects you can implement in your own yard.

This is the schedule as we know it now.  You can go here to see if webinars are added later.
PLEASE NOTE: Never fear if you miss a class (e.g., Spring Landscape Cleanup, recorded on 3/18 or
Get to Know Your Sprinkler System, recorded 3/25) ...recordings are available here.


Who can attend the webinar?
   - These programs present information specific to Colorado Springs Utilities water customers, but people from neighboring communities are welcome to attend

Do I have to register to view the webinar?
   - YES. Please register for your desired class(es) to receive the required webinar link(s)

What can I do if I need special accommodations to attend the class?
   - CSU encourages participation by all individuals. If you have a disability, advance notification of any special needs will help them better serve you. Contact Catherine Moravec at cmoravec@csu.org or (719) 668-4559