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What the Drip?: Garden and Landscape Water Management

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San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

3450 Dairy Creek Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

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What the Drip?: Garden and Landscape Water Management.
With Bill Smillie, UC Master Gardener


SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – There is a lot to learn when it comes to irrigating your landscape plants. Where are you located? What is your soil like? What kind of plants do you have? Join us at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on Saturday, March 23 from 1 PM to 2 PM to learn more about assessing your irrigation needs, and how to apply the correct amount of water, so you can enjoy a happy and healthy yard.
Presentation is followed at 2PM by a free docent-led tour of the SLO Botanical Garden.

This presentation is a part of the UC Master Gardeners’ Advice to Grow By SLO County Home Gardeners Series at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden. Visit slobg.org or email education@slobg.org for information on additional dates and topics.

Suggested donation $5 for members/$10 non-members.

William (Bill) Smillie was in the landscape and irrigation industry for over forty years. Beginning as a gardener while at Pierce College, he then became a landscape contractor in Santa Barbara for ten years. After moving to the Central Coast and acquiring certifications from the Irrigation Association, he became an irrigation design and management consultant. During this period, he was also a part time instructor for the ITRC at Cal-Poly and the Irrigation Association. In 1998, he took a position as national sales and training manager for the Rain Master Corporation specializing in computer-controlled irrigation management systems. Retiring in 2012, he became a UCCE Master Gardener.

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About San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden

San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is celebrating its 30th year of sowing seeds and growing together. The Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. It is spread out on 150 acres in El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. When the master plan is complete, the Garden will be the only garden of its kind in the United States exclusively devoted to the ecosystems and plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. To learn more visit slobg.org, or the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.

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