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 Payson,  AZ  85541


On Thursday, October 19th, the Board of Directors of Gila Commu


The following businesses and organizations have donated products and labor to the Ed Lydic Memorial Xeriscape Garden located at Gila Community College. The College is at 201 N. Mudsprings Road, Payson, Arizona. Please visit the garden and observe the fine products that have been donated.


Ace Hardware

Ace hardware of Payson donated the plumbing supplies used to connect the water harvesting barrel to the rain gutters. Ace Hardware and Nursery, located at 507 N Beeline Hwy in Payson offers a complete hardware store, a nice nursery, and excellent service.


Amon Builders

Amon Builders, a premier commercial builder, has been in Northern Arizona and the Payson area for a number of years and has a well established reputation. Known for their quality work, Amon Builders has constructed most of the commercial buildings in the area. Owned and operated by Mike and Trina Amon, this company is a huge part of Payson's past and future. The Amon's have done well here and are more than happy to give back to the community. They are located at 903 E Highway 260, Suite #6, Payson, AZ 85541. Phone: 928-474-0689 and visit their website at


Arizona Custom Gutters



Bill's Awnings & Construction Co.

Bill's is the general contractor that constructed the kiosk at the garden. They are a general contractor headquartered in Apache Junction, but work throughout the state of Arizona. Their phone number is 480-986-1606.



ForeverLawn of Northern AZ, Inc. donated the artificial turn used in the garden. They are an authorized dealer and installer of ForeverLawn products and offer an excellent group of artificial turf products that fill many different needs. They are located at 5695 Tyson Trail, Flagstaff, Arizona. Their phone number is 928-600-6786 or can be emailed at


Gila County Community College District

The High Country Xeriscape Council expresses gratitude to the Payson Campus for partnering with them by offering their garden area as a location for the demonstration garden.


Irrometer Company, Inc.

The Irrometer Company is a manufacturer of soil moisture measurement and irrigation control equipment. They donated a Watermark Electronic Module Soil moisture sensor control device. The unit is integrated with the existing irrigation system components and measures the moisture in the soil. When the readings indicate the soil is dry, it sends a message to the controller to turn on the water. This prevents overwatering. They are located at 8835 Philbin, Riverside, California, 92516-2424. Their phone number is 951-689-1701. Visit their webpage at


Payson Feed & Pet Supply

Payson Feed & Pet Supply generously donated the rain barrel used for water harvesting on the east side of the demonstration garden. They also have in stock 330 gallon tanks perfect for water harvesting and storage. Along with the tanks they carry a full line of large and small animal feed products. They proudly specialize in premium and holistic foods formulated especially to keep dogs and cats healthy. They are located at the corner of the Beeline Highway and West Aero in Payson. Stop by their store at 101 W. Aero Drive and see their huge selection of products. They can be reached at 928-474-4165.


Plant Fair Nursery

Plant Fair Nursery donated many of the plants showcased in the garden as well as much of the drip system. They are a full service nursery offering a broad selection of plants for a variety of elevations. They specialize in low and moderate water use plants as well as well as yard and garden care products such as tools, pesticides, pottery, soil amendments, etc. They are located at 3497 E. Arizona Hwy 260 in Star Valley. Visit their website at


Postnet of Payson

Postnet generously printed the literature in the kiosk. They are a full service copy center and offer many business services, producing fine quality products. They are located at 1000 N. Beeline Hwy in Payson. They can be reached by phone at 928-472-4355 or by email to


Rim Area Gardeners


Shreeve Roofing


Simmons Landscaping

In business in the Payson are since 1991, Simmons Landscaping has built a solid reputation for being professional and courteous. Owner Shawn Simmons helped with the rock work in the garden, hauling and spreading rocks and materials for the dry creek beds. He specializes in landscape installation, irrigation systems, and commercial maintenance. Before beginning a new landscape job he meets with the homeowner and interviews them to understand what they want and their likes and dislikes. He then helps them pick out plants that will be compatible with their lifestyle and site. If the homeowner has their own landscape plan, he is happy to install it for them. He can be reached by phone at 928-472-6237 or email .


Town of Payson Water Department



Weathermatic donated the Irrigation Controller and on-site weather station that is showcased at the demonstration garden. Their controller is designed to read atmospheric conditions such as temperature and humidity to determine when to turn on the water. They are located at 3301 W. Kingsley Road, Garland, Texas, 75041-2207. They cane be reached by phone at 972-278-6131 or email them at




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