Teresa Chase 
Olivenhain Municipal Water District Email: 
Phone:  760-632-4641


Saturday, July 27, 2013 from 9:00 -10:30 a.m.

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4S Ranch Water Reclamation Facility 
16595 Dove Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92127
Phone:  858-451-7837

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Free Workshop

WaterSmart Landscape - Top Tips

  • Observe all your sprinklers in operation at least 3–4 times a year.  Sprinkler heads can be bent out of alignment or be broken and leak when someone mows, edges, or drives over heads too close to the driveway. Since most sprinklers are set to operate in the wee hours of the morning, most people don’t see even obvious breaks.
  • Monitor operating pressure.  High street pressure (over 85 pounds) typical in most areas should be stepped down by a pressure reducer before entering the irrigation system. Does the water coming out of your sprinklers resemble raindrops or mist? If it resembles mist, the pressure is probably too high.  Excessively high system pressure puts stress on irrigation equipment and can easily cause it to leak or break.
  • Turn off irrigation during wet weather.  This seems so simple and an easy way not to waste water, but it is a very common occurrence.

This summer could beat even last year's record heat.  Learn these and other tips of the landscaping trade to reduce wasting water and increasing your water bill unnecessarily.

Learn to troubleshoot your irrigation system using hands-on demonstrations as well as ways to create more beauty in your outdoor living space while using less water. Landscape advice for reducing landscape maintenance time, improving the health of your plants and keeping your irrigation system running as efficiently as possible will also be shared.

About the Instructor:

Steve Sherman graduated from the University of Oregon BLA in Landscape Architecture.  He is a licensed landscape architect in California and Arizona.  Steve has provided landscape and irrigation design services in Southern California for over 20 years, specializing in California friendly garden design and is the owner of California Landscape Technologies located in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California.


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