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2012 SmartScape Info/Expo

September 15-16, 2012 - 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Post Date:07/11/2012

SmartScape 3Thinking about watering less, but worried you’ll have to sacrifice flowering plants, fruit trees, and all of your lawn? Want to add California native plants and other drought tolerant plants, but clueless about their care? Wishing you knew how to supplement your irrigation with rainwater harvesting.

You’re not alone. Thousands of home gardeners are seeking advice and information as they rethink their traditional approach to gardening. For many, green is no longer just a color in the garden. It’s about saving water and energy, changing the way we garden, and creating beautiful landscapes with less thirsty plants.

To help get your garden ideas growing, the Laguna Beach County Water District is hosting its annual SmartScape Info/Expo on September 15-16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at its headquarters office located at 306 Third Street, downtown Laguna Beach. The free event highlights and promotes the benefits of using California friendly plants and efficient irrigation techniques in landscapes.

SmartScape 4“What makes the SmartScape Info/Expo unique is its focus on hands-on learning opportunities and face-to-face interactions with knowledgeable landscape and irrigation professionals,” says Renae Hinchey, water district general manager. “Each participant involved is a leader in their field or industry and brings the latest products and practices to the table.”

This year’s event features rebates for irrigation SmartTimer controllers and rotating nozzles, a plant sale featuring California native, succulent, and drought tolerant plants, discounted rain barrels, and while supplies last, free compost. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with the regions gardening and irrigation gurus and learn about the latest water efficient landscape products and services. How-to demonstrations on sprinkler head retrofitting, rainwater harvesting, container gardening, and wildlife habitat garden displays are also planned. In addition, a kid’s planting activity is planned.

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