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The Facilities Management Department has made a commitment to further reduce the County’s carbon footprint through water-efficient landscaping.

Facilities decided it was best to start at ground zero and completely redo the landscaping in its own front yard. The end result is a beautiful demonstration garden that features California Native and California Friendly plants, a drip irrigation system, and sections of various types of drought tolerant turf.

Facilities’ estimates savings of more than one million gallons of water per year with its new water-efficient landscape! Facilities plans to incorporate these water-efficient features on all new County landscape projects.

Facilities Management California Friendly Landscaping

California Friendly Landscaping Project Updates

Fall/Winter 2012/13 – In Your Garden
Summer 2012 – Use a Color Wheel to Plan Your Garden
March 2012 – Garden Tips for April
February 2012 – Salvia Sage, cont'd.
January 2012 – Salvia Sage
November 2011 – Garden Chemicals: Safe Use & Disposal
October 2011 – Pest Management: Lawn Insects
September 2011 - Pest Management: Gophers & Squirrels
August 2011 - Tree Care Part 2
July 2011 - Tree Care Part 1
June 2011 - Sub-surface Dripline Update
May 2011 - Instruction & Demo for Sub-Surface Dripline Installation
April 2011 - Types of Dripline Installation
March 2011 - California Native Plant Week
February 2011 - New Lawn Guide – Spring Transition
January 2011 - Review of 2010
December 2010 - New Lawn Guide – Fall Overseeding
November 2010 - New Lawn Guide – Watering Guidelines
October 2010 - New Lawn Guide – Sod Maintenance
September 2010 - New Lawn Guide – Measuring and Soil Preparation
August 2010 - California Native Trees
July 2010 - Ask the Plant Doctor
June 2010 - Hi-Desert Juvenile Hall Make-over
May 2010 Crime Lab Make-over
April 2010 - Bonsai growing
March 2010 - Know your Bugs
February 2010 - Lavender Plants: not only good for Bees
January 2010 - WR2 Series Rain Sensor
December 2009 - Review of 2009
November 2009 - Don’t Plant a Pest – Trees
October 2009 - Don’t Plant a Pest – Palms
September 2009 - Don’t Plant a Pest – Shrubs
August 2009 - Don’t Plant a Pest – Grasses
July 2009 - Don’t Plant a Pest – Ground cover
June 2009 - Water Saving update
May 2009 - Planting Technique
April 2009 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Durability and Low Maintenance
March 2009 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Low Volume and Direct to root irrigation
February 2009 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – High-Efficiency Nozzles
January 2009 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Pressure Regulation cont’d
December 2008 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Flow sensors/Leak detection
November 2008 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Flow sensors/Leak detection
October 2008 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System – Rain Sensors
September 2008 - Anatomy of a Water-Efficient System - ET – Based Scheduling August 2008 - Climate Zones
July 2008 - Green Tips

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