— San Diego County Water Authority, February 11, 2013
Participants will learn specifics of turf removal and planting water-efficient landscaping.
The San Diego County Water Authority is again teaming with the San Diego Botanic Garden and Mira Costa College to sponsor a series of classes about WaterSmart Landscape Makeovers starting Feb. 23.
The free classes, made possible in part by a grant from the Hans & Margaret Doe Charitable Trust, will be held at the Botanic Garden, 230 Quail Gardens Drive in Encinitas.
The program is designed to supplement the Water Authority's "A Homeowner's Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape" by teaching participants essential hands-on steps for removing turf and successfully retrofitting home landscapes to be more water-efficient.
For priority enrollment, applications should be submitted by Friday, Feb. 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (760) 632-0917. Space is limited and the series will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
• Own and occupy their home
• Possess a functional in-ground irrigation system with a controller (timer)
• Commit to, and have the financial ability to, retrofit one irrigated section of
turf to a low-water-use landscape
• Attend all three workshops and two design coaching sessions
• Have an email address, internet access and access to a camera (digital preferred)
The application form is at http://www.sdbgarden.org/classes.htm
WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Workshop Series Brochure
Makeover class dates:
• Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -Site analysis and turf removal
• March 2, 9 a.m.to 12 p.m. -Planning, plant selection and design
• March 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -Design coaching session (planting plan)
• March 23, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -Smart irrigation system components and installation
• April 6, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. -Design coaching session (irrigation plan)