Learn more about Maricopa County Smartscape series.
Smartscape is a training program specifically designed for landscape and irrigation industry professionals such as: installation and maintenance supervisors and crew members (as well as company owners and office staff involved in scheduling field staff or contracting), landscape architects and designers, nursery employees, and municipal employees (Parks & Rec, Water). We also encourage HOA committee members and property management personnel to attend. Smartscape is held twice a year, in the fall and in the spring.
The Smartscape program prepares students with essential skills for the basic design, installation, and maintenance of attractive, water-efficient landscapes that offer a unique sense of place and value to our communities. Smartscape delivers 20 hours of high-quality education on the best irrigation and horticultural practices appropriate for the Sonoran Desert environment. For $95, students receive a Smartscape Study Guide and manual with valuable information and materials, instruction from experts in the green industry, the opportunity to earn International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) continuing education units as well as credits for the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (AzASLA) Continuing Education System, and complimentary snacks.
The Advanced Smartscape: Irrigation course consists of three classes: Irrigation Design, Irrigation Installation and Maintenance, and Irrigation Management.
After completing the entire course (all three classes), students will be able to more efficiently irrigate the properties they design, install, and maintain by implementing the techniques and strategies taught in Advanced Smartscape.