Updated Monday August 11, 2008

The City of Napa has launched its 2008 Water-Wise Landscaping Workshop Series. With outdoor water use totaling more than half of Napa’s annual consumption, more efficient irrigation is key to a positive water future. 

The series continues in September to emphasize proper water-wise site preparation and plant selection in advance of the fall planting season. Each workshop features expert presenters, free water-saving devices, literature, and door prizes.

Workshops are held at Las Flores Community Center from 6:30 to 8:30 pm on the dates shown. Call 707-257-9309 to reserve a space for any of these dates.

Las Flores Community Center, 4300 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa    MAP

Wednesday, September 17: Site Preparation
Learn how to prepare your site for efficient irrigation. After a look at the eight basic principles of water-wise landscaping, local Master Gardeners will thoroughly review local soils and the critical importance of aeration, amendments, and mulch. Basic landscape design will also be emphasized, including appropriate plant grouping.

Wednesday, September 24: Plant Selection
Just in time for the fall planting season, local design pros will show that drought-tolerant landscapes are anything but boring. Colorful and beautiful tree, shrub, perennial, grass, vine, and groundcover species will be discussed. Dozens of plants will be on hand for viewing, including California natives. Attractive local water-efficient landscapes will be the focus, including a new City Water-Wise Demonstration Garden.