Learning how to Conserve Water

LHTCWPic1The need to conserve water in California is a true priority. Americans now use 127 percent more water than we did in 1950. One of the biggest wastes of water is seen in our gardens and lawns. Some experts estimate that more than 50 percent of landscape water goes to waste due to evaporation or run off caused by overwatering. A garden hose or sprinkler can use almost as much water in an hour as an averaged family of four uses in one day.

Water efficient landscapes don’t have to be barren or unattractive. There is such a wide variety of plants in many colors, shapes and forms available to consumers.

The Irvine Ranch Water District is offering “CALscape” workshops where you can learn about creating a water-efficient California-Appropriate Landscape from landscape experts. The workshops are held at the IRWD offices at 15600 Sand Canyon Ave in Irvine at 6:00 pm. Upcoming dates are Friday March 7th and Friday March 21st.  For more information or to register go to: http://www.irwd.com/save-water-money/events-classes

The Home Depot in Lake Forest will be offering special discounts on water efficient landscape, advice from local experts, and educational demonstrations on the Saturdays following the workshops.

You CAN make a difference to conserve this vital resource!