By the staff of Metropolitan
Gardeners looking to reduce their water use and brush up on their landscaping skills can find some great tools on Metropolitan Water District’s water-saving website, bewaterwise.com.
The site features various online classes to help both beginners plotting their first garden and gardeners looking to take it to the next level. The classes offer helpful insights on drought-friendly plants and flowers, creative garden designs and garden maintenance and care.
For those planting their first garden or brushing up on the basics, the site offers four short, 15-minute tutorials: getting started, plant selection, irrigation system basics and planting and maintenance.
Residential gardeners with more experience can dig into four detailed 60-minute tutorials on water-wise gardening: landscape design basics, efficient irrigation systems, plant selection and plant care.
Bewaterwise.com also has tutorials for gardening experts and landscape professionals. They can use the online classes to learn more about irrigation principles, irrigation system troubleshooting, controller programming and irrigation scheduling. Those classes are also offered in Spanish.
While the online tutorials offer a wealth of detailed information, gardeners interested in attending a class in person can also find information at bewaterwise.com.