The winterization workshop is planned every September to help you get to thinking about the rapidly approaching fall and winter seasons.
These workshops are presented by Water Conservation Specialist Rick Schultz, who has over 30 years experience in landscape and irrigation maintenance in both the public and private sectors; and Water Conservation Plan Reviewer Ruth Stadler (M.S. in Horticulture from Colorado State University,) who has more than 20 years of experience designing and building Xeriscapes.
The workshop reminds you to apply less water as temperatures decline and to consider other areas of maintenance that are often overlooked, including fertilization, pruning, mulching and aeration.
Check back in early spring for the date of the next workshop.
Water Wiser workshops: smartscape solutionsDo you want to be more water wise? Castle Rock Water has some ideas. Attend one of our Water Wiser workshops for some expert tips.
Through hands-on demonstrations and displays, you'll see how easy it is to use water efficiently.
Learn how to detect water waste in your yard and home, and improve the efficiency of your irrigation system. After the workshop, you will earn a "Water Wiser" designation and be exempt from the every third day watering schedule.
These workshops are typically held in the spring and summer each year. Check back in March 2017 for a list of workshops.
School classroom programs
Interactive programs are available for your classroom, detailing water issues specific to Castle Rock.
- Groundwater and surface water
- Importance of conservation
- Stormwater and water quality
- The water cycle
- Where Castle Rock gets its water
Xeric design workshop
The xeric design workshop, focuses on the "Colorado Xeriscape-Style", including the top ten trees and shrubs that thrive in Castle Rock’s environment and the benefits of low-water-use plants. Watering considerations and layouts will also be reviewed.
This workshop is presented by Ruth Stadler, Conservation Plan Reviewer. She has more than 20 years of experience designing and building Xeriscapes, and has an M.S. in Horticulture from Colorado State University.
Check back in early 2017 for one of these workshops.