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Transform Your Yard into a Beautiful Water-Saving Landscape

The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series is an educational program that will empower you to upgrade your high-water-use turf area into a WaterSmart landscape. This is done through lectures, hands-on lab work, demonstrations, homework assignments and one-on-one coaching by local landscape and irrigation professionals, all at no cost to you.

Click here to watch a preview of the WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Program.

New series coming in early 2017 -- apply today and be among
the first notified of the new 
series dates and locations.

In order to qualify for participation in this series you must:
  • be a homeowner
  • identify an existing turf area for removal (brown or dead turf that is evident in a recent, original photograph is acceptable)
  • have an in-ground, working irrigation system (sprinkler heads, irrigation valves or controllers shown in a recent, original photograph are acceptable)
  • commit to attending all four classes in the series (each class is three hours and held two weeks apart)
To add your name to our wait list, complete an application and indicate your location choice.

Note: If you already submitted an application but didn't receive a confirmation email, first check your spam folder. If you still can't find it, add "" to your Safe Senders list. Then click here: Resend confirmation.

Class Slides

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Class 1: Let's Get Started!

This class is designed to help you understand the factors needed to create a beautiful and climate appropriate replacement to traditional turf. You will learn the watershed approach to landscaping. This class walks you through the important tasks of analyzing your site, assessing your soil and consideration for how much water you ultimately want to conserve in your newly landscaped area.

Class 2: Shape Your Space

The new landscape you envision should support the way you intend to use the space. Imagine creating an extension of your home with consideration for the basic architecture of the house. What type of room would you add? In our Mediterranean climate, you can add an exterior room that may accomplish the same goal. At the end of the day, if a space doesn’t function well for the people who use it, it won’t be successful.

Class 3: Make It Happen!

This class explains how you will be able to retrofit to an efficient water-saving irrigation system by becoming familiar with the advantages and disadvantages of various irrigation controllers, rotary sprinklers, pop-up spray head sprinklers, sprinkler nozzles, irrigation valves, and drip irrigation types. Proper maintenance and effective watering schedules are also covered.

Class 4: Design Coaching

In this session, you’ll be meeting with your Design Coach to finalize your LID, planting, and irrigation plans. If you’re still unsure of what you want to do, don’t worry. Our Design Coaches will work with you to develop the plan you need. Your coaching session will be by appointment.

It's FREE and it's EASY so apply today