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Free Landscape Design Workshop

Free Landscape Design Workshop

What: Free Landscape Design Workshop

Why: You'll learn how to create water efficient yards and gardens at this free landscape design workshop

Who:  Workshop led by Landscape Liaisons’ Cheryl Buckwalter

When: Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to noon

Where: San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay, CA 95746

Additional Information: Call 916-791-2663 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Go to our Facebook page for updates as we near the event, plus weekly tips on how to improve your home's water efficiency.


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Source: Melissa Clark, www.epicurious.com

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Free Irrigation and Landscape Workshop

Learn about the latest irrigation technology and landscape design at this August 18 workshop


Granite Bay, Calif. – Property owners needing help with their irrigation systems, bringing plants and grass back to life or landscape design can get answers and advice at a free workshop this month.

Hosted by San Juan Water District on August 18, the Irrigation and Landscape Workshop will show locals how to create beautiful, lush landscapes that require less water. Anyone interested in water-efficient yard and garden improvements should attend.   

“Some people may be surprised to learn they’re actually damaging their grass and plants by over watering,” says San Juan Resources Analyst Vicki Sacksteder. “Our workshops teach people to how to irrigate the smart way.”  

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in San Juan’s Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) Garden.

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