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Water Smart Workshop: It's the Perfect Time to Revitalize Your Landscape

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Citrus Heights Community Center

6300 Fountain Square Drive

Citrus Heights, CA 95621

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Now is the time to transition your landscape from what has been to what is needed now -- a landscape that is drought-resilient, resource-efficient, multi-benefit, and beautiful.

The reality: We can't always start with a clean slate, but we can strike a balance between the old and the new. We can decide what to keep and what should go while implementing strategies to improve water-use efficiency.

Workshop Topics:

  • Ways to build and nurture healthy soil - Learn about the relationship between healthy soil, thriving plants, and effective water use; use compost and living mulch to improve soil's ability to retain moisture.
  • Strategies for keeping rain and irrigation water in your landscape - Shape the soil to slow, spread, and sink water; direct, collect, and store rainwater for on-site use; increase areas for water to soak into soil.
  • How to select, place, install the right plants and trees for easy care and health - Select California native plants that support pollinators and beneficial insects; select alternative ground covers to replace unused lawn; learn to establish plants for water-use efficiency and drought resilience.
  • Efficient irrigation strategies for new and maturing landscapes - Create irrigation system and plant hydrozones; learn ways to irrigate based on plant type;reduce runoff and pollution of waterways.
  • Plus - Landscape myth busters; examples of real-life revitalized landscapes; receive a "punch list" for adapting and caring for your revitalized landscapes; resources available at your finger tips.

Bonus: Refreshments will be served and all participants will receive a Froggy Moisture Meter.

There's plenty of free parking.

Questions: Contact Cheryl Buckwalter, landscapeliaisons@gmail.com, 916-207-8787.

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