classesLearn ways to reduce water use in landscapes by taking online classes or in person.

For questions on the California Friendly® Landscape Training (CFLT) program, please contact Traci Tarver, (213) 217-6693.

Click here to view the California Friendly® Maintenance Guide.

For questions on the residential turf removal program, please contact Traci Tarver, (213) 217-6693.


Mini-tutorials on the basics

New to gardening or eager to brush up on the basics? These four short tutorials cover the key points of water-wise gardening. 15 minutes each.

   1. Getting Started
   2. Plant Selection
   3. Irrigation System Basics
   4. Planting and Maintenance

Professional Landscape Maintenance tutorials

If you are a landscape professional, learn more about landscape irrigation systems, fine tuning the controller, irrigation scheduling considerations, and more.

   1. Irrigation Principles
   2. Irrigation System Troubleshooting
   3. Controller Programming
   4. Irrigation Scheduling

In-depth tutorials for home gardeners

Want more information? Residential gardeners can dig into these more detailed tutorials. 60 minutes each.

   1. Landscape Design Basics
   2. Efficient Irrigation Systems
   3. Plant Selection
   4. Plant Care

Seminarios Profesionales de Mantenimiento de Paisaje - Ahora en español

Si usted trabaja en mantenimiento de jardines, actualice su conocimiento en sistemas de riego, en ajustar el controlador, en el plan de riego, y mucho más.

   1. Principios sobre riego
   2. Identificacion de problemas del sistema de riego
   3. Programacion del controlador
   4. Programacion de riego


The Metropolitan Water District and our member agencies are currently offering California Friendly Landscape Training and Turf Removal classes. Please contact your local water agency for information about classes that may be available in your area. This search finds water providers in Metropolitan Water District’s service area only.

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