Installation and Establishment of California Native and Waterwise Gardens

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Installation and Establishment of California Native and Waterwise Gardens

Learn how to properly install your new landscape and get your garden off to a healthy start!

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Waterwise Community Center 4594 San Bernardino Street Montclair, CA 91763

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Choosing great plants and a great design are important, but that is only part of what you need to succeed with a landscape renovation.

Equally important is preparing your site, installing everything properly, and caring for your plants correctly during the critical “establishment” period. Join us for this workshop and learn how to set yourself up for success!

In this workshop we will cover:

  • The steps to install a new landscape, and the order in which to take them on
  • Preparing your site
  • Basics of construction for simple paths and patios
  • Irrigation installation, as it relates to project installation (for more details on irrigation systems, attend our other irrigation-focused workshops)
  • Basics of “grading” (digging and moving soil) to capture water in features like dry stream beds (for more details, attend our “Rainwater Harvesting for Home Landscapes” workshop)
  • Plant layout and installation
  • Cleanup, mulching, and final installation details
  • Garden “establishment”: how to care for and water plantings in their critical first years to transition them into their new homes and set them up to thrive.