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Seminar Schedule for May 2, 3, 4, 2014.

FREE MASTER GARDENER SEMINARS


Seminars Held in the North-East Corner of the Garden Pavilion Building

Friday, May 2, 2014

10:30: Lush Summer Gardening by Pam Perry
E-e-w!!! Gardening in summer in Phoenix? People do that? Temperatures flirt with 117 degrees, nights won’t cool; fall seems far away. Yes, summer gardeners grow lush, green productive oasis in the desert. Pam will share her secrets on how you too can grow and enjoy fresh, seasonal eating.

11:45: What to do in Your Yard in May, June, July, August, & September by Pam Perry
The advice and information in this seminar will take the guesswork out of what gardening to do during these months and will help you become a more successful gardener.

1:00: How to Grow Herbs in the Low Desert by Donna Lorch
Come learn how to get the soil prepared, where and how to plant herbs and what herbs grow well here.

2:15: How to Work and Set an Irrigation Timer for Optimal Watering in the Desert by Beth Rohlfs
Learn how to properly program your irrigation controller for efficient watering to keep your plants healthy and beautiful. Did you know that you can reduce your landscape water 30 to 50 percent by adjusting your irrigation each season? You’ll get specific information on how long and how often to water the plants in your yard.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

10:30: Summer Color by Rebecca Senior
Some plants like it hot. This seminar will cover what perennial plants will put color in your yard this summer.

11:45: Pruning Tools by Rebecca Senior
Selecting the right pruning tool is important to a successful job and the health of the plant. You will learn how to select, maintain, and sharpen pruning tools.

1:00: Crazy for Composting by Jackie Rich
Transform your kitchen and yard waste into compost, a sweet smelling soil amendment, beneficial for growing most non-native plants in the Sonoran Desert. It’s cheap and easy when you know the secrets!

2:15: Spring Transition — Wake up That Bermudagrass! By Sharon Dewey
It’s spring and time to wake up that bermudagrass lawn that’s been dormant all winter. This requires special attention, even if the lawn was not overseeded. Includes a Turf Tip Guide handout that covers what to do when month by month.

3:30: How to Get Rid of Bermudagrass By Sharon Dewey
If you’re tired of mowing your grass, NOW is a good time to get started with the process of removing it. Come and learn what to do, when, and how to effectively get rid of bermudagrass.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

10:30: Spring Transition — Wake up That Bermudagrass! By Sharon Dewey
It’s spring and time to wake up that bermudagrass lawn that’s been dormant all winter. This requires special attention, even if the lawn was not overseeded. Includes a Turf tip Guide handout that covers what to do when month by month.

11:45: Growing Citrus & Deciduous Fruit & Nut Trees By Debora Moritz
Topics include best practices for success with citrus and deciduous fruit and nut trees in the low desert: selection, planting, watering, fertilization, nutrient deficiencies, pruning, diseases, preventing sun damage, and pest management. Bring your questions for this interactive presentation.

1:00: Lush Summer Gardening By Bonnie Newhoff
E-e-w!!! Gardening in summer in Phoenix? People do that? Temperatures flirt with 117 degrees, nights won’t cool; fall seems far away. Yes, summer gardeners grow lush, green productive oasis in the desert. Come and learn the secrets on how you too can grow and enjoy fresh, seasonal eating.

2:15: How to Get Rid of Bermudagrass By Sharon Dewey
If you’re tired of mowing your grass, NOW is a good time to get started with the process of removing it. Come and learn what to do, when, and how to effectively get rid of bermudagrass.


FREE “HOW TO” HOME IMPROVEMENT SEMINARS

Enjoy the Free Home Improvement Seminars at the Home Show. We have brought together the experts from various fields to help you with your home improvement needs!


Seminars Held in the South-East Corner of AG Building

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

11am Pruning tools: selection, maintenance, and sharpening presented by Gardener’s Eden Landscaping

12pm Cabinet Transformations presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

1pm How to give your Kitchen a Face Lift on a Budget presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

2pm Decorative Paint Finishes presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

3pm Maximize Your Home Value with Window and Door Replacement presented by Renewal by Andersen

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

10:30am Pruning tools: selection, maintenance, and sharpening presented by Gardener’s Eden Landscaping

11:30am 5 things to throw out and 5 things to keep presented by Modern Closets & Garage

1pm HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

3pm Cabinet Transformations presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

4pm Decorative Paint Finishes presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

Sunday May 4th, 2014

10:30am 5 things to throw out and 5 things to keep presented by Modern Closets & Garage

12pm HGTV’s Kitchen Cousins

2pm Cabinet Transformations presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV

3pm Decorative Paint Finishes presented by Debbie Hernandez from Home Depot and 3TV