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The Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities (DPU) is involved. With the Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Service and Los Alamos Master Gardeners Offering a free workshop series on sustainable landscape design.

Transform your landscape to meet your needs while absorbing resources and… Support from our local environment is not easy for everyone.

This workshop series is designed to Providing a basic overview – and a wealth – of information about six key steps to getting Create outdoor space where you want it, whether you do it yourself or hire a professional.

This program will run from September 21 to November 9 and each session will be recorded and transcribed Available online if you cannot attend the event in person. Attend or watch them all Earn a badge for being a sustainable landscaper!

Registration is not required but you can guarantee your spot by calling 505.662.2656 or going to

Session 1:

  • Transform your outdoor spaces
  • 6:30 pm Thursday, September 21
  • Los Alamos Nature Center

For many, outdoor spaces are simply an extension of your indoor space. But for others, research The window is overwhelming. This first workshop will provide an overview of what The series will cover sustainable landscape design. We will discuss water conservation and Types of landscaping, as well as approaching landscaping with fire protection in mind.

Second session:

  • Site evaluation and analysis
  • 6 pm September 28
  • Mesa Public Library

The first step in creating a sustainable landscape design for your yard is to conduct a site inventory And evaluation. The more you know about your site, the better your design decisions will be. whether You’ve just moved to a new location or if you want to make changes to your current arena, this This step will help you determine what the growing conditions are on your property and what they are Necessary to maintain a healthy landscape.

Session 3:

  • Landscape design basics
  • 6pm on October 12th
  • Mesa Public Library

Now that you’ve evaluated your lot, let’s look at the possibilities of the space. During this In the session, we will consider the plant’s characteristics (height, privacy, maintenance) and your budget, Workload and prioritization of the move, and whether you want to do the work yourself or hire it Professionals. This session will help you get a detailed blueprint for your home exterior transformation Spaces.

Session 4:

  • Soil preparation
  • 6pm on October 19th
  • Mesa Public Library

Plants will not grow if the ground is not in a condition to provide support. To begin preparing the soil, You have to take into account the current circumstances and how to deal with what is there. This session will Covers how to replenish soil for a successful, thriving landscape through soil remediation Amendments, compaction and various weed barriers.

Session 5:

  • Plant selection
  • 6pm on October 26th
  • White Rock Branch Library

The fun part of landscaping for most people is going to the plant store and picking out what you want You want to look at it every day. This session will use what we learned in previous sessions Micro-climates to ensure that the preferred plant is in the ideal place. Plants look great in Store, let’s help them grow once they’re in the ground.

Session 6:

  • Irrigation
  • 6 pm November 2
  • White Rock Branch Library

Los Alamos County is located in the semi-arid high desert of northern New Mexico. Your plants are It will require a certain level of irrigation and irrigation comes in many forms and at different levels Of expenses. We’ll discuss an overview of installation, maintenance, and expectations Various irrigation systems, from manual irrigation to swamp use to fully automated line Systems.

Session 7:

  • maintenance
  • 6 pm November 9
  • White Rock Branch Library

Maintenance, an often neglected part of the landscape, is important for healthy, sustainable living Aesthetic view. This session will cover growing outlooks, seasonal care and plant treatment Problems and pests, as well as learning from mistakes made in attention and abandonment Some plants and landscape dreams.

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