Aug. 14, 2012
Contact: Frankie Vigil
Seven Steps to a Beautiful, Water-Efficient Landscape
Attend a free xeriscape workshop with TMWA on Aug. 25
(RENO, Nev.) – Join Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) and River School Farm for a free water-efficient landscaping workshop in their demonstration garden at Hug High School (2880 Sutro St. in Reno), on Saturday, Aug. 25, 8 – 10 a.m. The workshop will explore the seven principles of xeriscape which are on display at Hug High. These horticultural principles can be used from start to finish for a whole new landscape, or implemented one at a time into an existing landscape:
- Plan and design your landscape to match the regional climate and soil conditions
- Soil preparation is fundamental to water-efficient landscapes, as well as an understanding of how your landscape’s soil interacts with water
- Appropriate plant selection and planting the right plants in the right place, grouping them together according to similar water needs
- Practical turf grass areas and shapes, reducing potential for over-irrigation of turf grass, or selecting native grasses as turf alternatives
- Use of mulch around plants and trees keeps water in the soil around plant roots
- Irrigation planning and using a zoned system that will most effectively deliver water to plants with the least amount of waste
- Landscape maintenance and proper irrigation are the keys to maintaining a water-efficient landscape
This workshop is open to TMWA customers interested in beautifying their landscapes, while increasing water-efficiency in their yard. Space is limited and RSVPs are required for this free event. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 834-8005.
Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) is a not-for-profit water utility, overseen by elected officials from Reno, Sparks and Washoe County. TMWA employs a highly skilled team who ensure the treatment, delivery and availability of high-quality drinking water around the clock for more than 330,000 residents of the Truckee Meadows.