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Landscape Lecture Series

About half of your household water is used to grow and properly maintain bluegrass lawns that are not sustainable in the Colorado landscapes. The city offers the Landscape Lecture Series to the Greeley community to educate residents about water conservation.

  • Create natural habitats
  • Use native plants that are naturally drought-resilient
  • Use less pesticides

All in-person classes will be held in:
City Council Chambers
1001 11th Avenue, First Floor
Greeley CO 80631

February 22, 2023, 6 p.m. (online webinar)
Basic Design Principles –by Lauren Wilson, local landscape designer

This class walks you through the design principles for a water-saving landscape that is open and inviting. Take advantage of areas receiving full exposure to the sun or learn how to use hydrozones which means positioning plants with similar water, soil, and sun needs together.

March 8, 2023, 6 p.m. (In-person class)
Western Best Practices: “Right Plant, Right Place, Right Practice” –Annie Barrow, Denver Botanic Gardens

Do you want to learn how to create a landscape that will survive on natural precipitation or a minimal amount of supplemental water? Annie’s innovative approach will help your plants thrive in a hot, arid climate like the Front Range.

March 22, 2023, 6 p.m. (In-person class)
Convert Your Irrigation System to Drip—Rita Jokerst, city of Greeley

Drip irrigation provides water to plants where they need it most -- at the roots. It can also help establish your new water-thrifty planting beds. Converting your irrigation system to drip may seem intimidating, but Rita guides you through the process of retrofitting an existing overhead sprinkler zone to a drip zone.

April 19, 2023, 6 p.m. (In-person class)
How To Seed Your Native Lawn—Don Hijar, Pawnee Buttes Seed Company

Do you want a native lawn, but find the process a little daunting? Seeding a native lawn is different than rolling out bluegrass sod. Don will share his knowledge about when to plant and how to maintain the yard while during the establishment period.


May 3, 2023, 6 p.m. (In-person class)
Cold Hardy Cacti and Succulents—Tony Koski, CSU Extension Turf Grass Specialist

Succulents and cacti have grown in popularity with gardeners who want a hardy, low-water plant. Some succulents are more suited to being grown indoors as a houseplant and others are perfect for your outdoor garden. Tony will help you decide which one is right for you.

May 17, 6:00 p.m. (In-person class)-CANCELLED
New Waterwise Plants and Gardening in Colorado’s Changing Climate –Ross Shrigley, Plant Select®

Explore exciting new Plant Select® selections and what’s up and coming for the Rocky Mountain region, from perennials to shrubs and trees. This program will provide sustainable plant ideas and ways to incorporate them into your garden or landscape. Plant Select® is a nonprofit collaboration of Colorado State University, Denver Botanic Gardens and professional horticulturists. Due to low class registrations, this class has been cancelled for tonight. It may be rescheduled at a later date.


May 31, 6:00 p.m.
How to Build a Rain Garden- Jessica Thrasher and Riley Lynch, Colorado Storm water Center

Rain gardens are beautiful gardens, full of native plants, that are watered only with the rain. During this workshop with the leaders, we'll cover design, sizing, and plant choice to conserve water and save money on your water bill!


Previous Recorded Presentations

Grouping your Plants for Compatibility and Style

March 24th, 2021

Planning and Planting in Dry Shade

March 10th, 2021

Planning and Planting in Dry Shade Presentation

Previous Presentations

Landscape Lecture Series

Contact Us

Greeley Water and Sewer

1001 11th Avenue, 2nd Floor
Greeley, CO 80631

Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm

970-350-9811 tel
970-350-9805 fax

Water Conservation

970-336-4168 for Water Budget

Water Quality

Taste, odor, or appearance



Water 7am-3pm970-350-9320
Sewer 7am-3pm970-350-9322
After hours/ weekends970-616-6260

Other Numbers

Billing970-350-9811 (dial 2 for billing clerk)
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Water restrictions & violations970-336-4134
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