Celebrating and conserving the ecological richness of California's grasslands

California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape, Sacramento Location

  • Thursday, October 29, 2015
  • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento, CA 95819


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California's New Front Yard: Creating a Low-Water Landscape

(Photo: Saxon Holt)

Sacramento, CA Location

October 29, 2015 8am-3pm

Coffee and Refreshments 8:00 to 8:30am, presentations begin at 8:30am. 

Transform your water-intensive lawn in-to a beautiful, drought tolerant landscape that features low-water trees, native grasses, perennials, and shrubs.

This workshop presents step-by-step methods of turf removal, soil amendment, and irrigation best practices that make the most out of each drop. Landscape design concepts, with a focus on plant species that have proven successful in the varied climate conditions of Sacramento and neighboring counties.

Morning presentations are followed by afternoon demonstrations and hands-on activities for lawn removal, garden design, planting, and irrigation. Native and drought-tolerant plants will be on hand. Material presented is appropriate for home-owners and professionals alike, so all are welcome!

Workshop fee: $25 CNGA members/$30 non-members

Course fee includes morning refreshments, lunch and course materials

View or print an event flyer here!

OPTIONAL Post-workshop walking tour to two nearby recently completed lawn conversion projects is also in the planning stages. These private yards contain non-native plantings but are examples of drought tolerant landscaping.

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