RANCHO SANTA FE — A free California Friendly Gardening workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 13, at the San Diego Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive. This workshop is sponsored cooperatively by the Santa Fe Irrigation District, the San Dieguito Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the San Diego County Water Authority. The districts partnered to offer this workshop in an effort to help educate customers on how to develop a water-smart landscape.
The workshop will cover the following:
— Water-smart landscape designs — how to organize ideas and resources to develop a low water use landscape plan that works from a landscape architect’s perspective.
— Low-water use plants — which common and useful plants are drought tolerant and beautiful.
— Efficient irrigation practices — how to test and set your irrigation system to minimize run time and encourage plant growth.
— Basics of sprinkler and drip irrigation — what major design and maintenance principles should be considered for overhead sprinklers and drip irrigation systems.
For more information or to register call (858) 756-5672.