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"When plants and landscaping are watered too much and too frequently, much of this water ends up being wasted, leading to high water bills and plants that actually die from over watering."

The city of Avondale is offering free classes to the public on how to conserve water within their landscaping.

On average, Arizonans use as much as two thirds of their water outdoors. When plants and landscaping are watered too much and too frequently, much of this water ends up being wasted, leading to high water bills and plants that actually die from over watering.

Learn how to create a healthy, vibrant landscape without the water waste by attending a class hosted at Avondale City Hall, 11465 W. Civic Center Drive. Class days and times vary. Register for these free classes by calling 623-333-4400 or by email at eavila@avondaleaz.gov. More details available online at avondaleaz.gov/water.

Class topics, dates and time: 

• Vegetable gardening in the desert — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, September 12

• Plant Survival 101 — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, September 28 

• Pruning for beauty and health — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 10 

• Troubleshooting Irrigation systems — 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 19 

• Programming an Irrigation Timer — 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, October 19

• Growing fruit trees in the desert — 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 24

• Tree Care — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, November 2