Free WaterSmart Landscape Makeover
 Workshop Series Begins in February


— 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 or by fax to (760) 632-0917. Space is limited and the series will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants must:
• 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

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 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)

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