The Coast News Group

Free “WaterSmart” landscaping workshops are offered

RANCHO SANTE FE—As water regulations and mandatory water conservation kick in, Santa Fe Irrigation District, in a cooperative effort with San Dieguito Water District and Olivenhain Municipal Water District, is holding a free landscape workshop from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. August 15 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club. The districts partnered to offer this workshop in an effort to help educate customers on WaterSmart Strategies for a beautiful and sustainable landscape.
Workshops include one on landscape design, aimed to provide homeowners with information on how to organize their ideas and resources to develop a landscape plan that works for them. This portion of the workshop will allow participants to see how a landscape architect approaches the design for a plan. Another workshop, called “WaterSmart Plants,” will identify common and useful plants that are drought tolerant, beautiful, and appropriate for residential landscapes. Other workshops will teach participants how to properly water plants efficiently, and how to examine irrigation systems.
Workshops are sponsored by the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club, 17025 Avenida de Acacias. Call Michael Banks at (858) 756-5672 for more information or to make reservations.