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Many stores promote spring as planting season when, in reality, spring is for maintenance! For your garden or landscape to be successful, you may want to follow this planting schedule:

Spring – Maintenance. This is the time of year to make sure everything is in tip top shape to survive the summer.

Summer – Planning. This is the time of year when you want to plan your landscaping changes. It’s too hot to actually do the work and it takes more effort and water for your plants to survive.

Fall – Planting. This is the best time of year to plant because the weather is starting to cool down and it takes less water to establish and maintain your landscape.

In anticipation of summer and planning season, SCV Water’s free June garden class offerings will teach you how to maintain your landscape and choose plants that will infuse a variety of green into your landscape year-round.

Your landscape has been established for a while now, but you know that it needs some work to keep it looking good. Join us Thursday, June 14 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to learn effective methods and techniques to manage and Maintain a Sustainable Landscape in a healthy and more efficient manner, while improving the aesthetics.

Are you looking for ways to add a little more green into your landscape? Join us Saturday, June 16 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn how to choose Shrubs and Native Plants for your landscape. Participants will find inspiration and a variety of water-conserving shrubs, native plants and vines that thrive in the SCV and will add those beautiful shades of green,

too!

All classes are held at SCV Water, located at 27234 Bouquet Canyon Road, Santa Clarita. To register, and to see a complete list of classes for 2018, visit www.yourSCVwater.com or call 661-513-1230 and sign up!

The instructor for the June 14 class is Tim Wheeler. Tim has degrees in both Horticulture Science and Park Administration. He has been in the green industry for over 25 years. During that time, he has specialized in landscape management, landscape education, and water conservation. Tim holds a number of certifications and licenses including Certified Arborist,

Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, and Certified Landscape Water Auditor. The instructor for the June 16 class is John Windsor. John Windsor is a Certified Arborist and a California Certified Nurseryman. He has been a Horticultural Advisor in the Santa

Clarita Valley for the last 21 years. He has a teaching credential in Horticulture and teaches gardening and landscape classes at the local Adult School, and the Santa Clarita Department of Parks and Recreation.

NOTE: Instructors may change without notice