The Coast News Group

Learn to landscape and save water

RANCHO SANTA FE — A free water-wise workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club at 17025 Avenida de Acacias.
The Santa Fe Irrigation District, in a cooperative effort with the San Dieguito Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Carlsbad Municipal Water District, the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, have partnered to offer this workshop to educate customers on how to construct water-smart landscapes including:
— Ideas for water-smart landscape designs
— Plants that are low water use
— How to water your garden
— Basics of sprinkler and drip irrigation
The landscape design segment provides homeowners information on how to organize their ideas and resources to develop a landscape plan that works for them. The class also demonstrates how a landscape architect approaches a design for a home. The low water use plants segment identifies common and useful plants, which are native, drought tolerant, beautiful and good for homeowners. A “How to Water” presentation covers how long to run your irrigation system, impact on plant growth, setting irrigation controllers, when to fertilize, and how to test your sprinkler system. And the segment on Irrigation Systems looks at major irrigation design and maintenance principles of both overhead sprinklers and drip irrigation.
For more information or to register, call (858) 756-5672. The Santa Fe Irrigation District provides water and related services to residential, commercial and agricultural customers in the communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach and Fairbanks Ranch.