Day 108 of 365 Things to do in Rancho Santa Fe…

The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is offering Water Saving classes.

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, is holding a free workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 11 at the Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club.
The agencies are doing the workshop to help educate customers on how to construct water-smart landscapes. The workshop will cover the following:
– 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 that 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.
The segment on irrigation systems looks at major irrigation design and maintenance principles of overhead sprinklers and drip irrigation.
The Rancho Santa Fe Garden Club is at 17025 Avenida de Acacias in Rancho Santa Fe. For more information or to register, call (858) 756-5672. Seating is limited.


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