FREE – Lose Your Lawn Workshop

The FREE Lose Your Lawn Workshop was held on Sunday, October 4th at Ramsay Park. Participants learned about sheet mulching, overhead spray irrigation and efficient drip irrigation. They were hands-on and helpedĀ convert a section of turf at Ramsay Park to low water use plants to provide a lasting demonstration garden for the community.

Check out the City’s Lawn Replacement Rebate Program
Check out the State’s Turf Rebate Program


October 4, 2015
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Watsonville Nature Center @ Ramsay Park /768-1622
30 Harkins Slough Rd.
Watsonville

This half-day workshop will demonstrate how to convert an existing lawn into a beautiful and colorful drought-tolerant Monterey Bay-friendly Garden. Topics include conversion of overhead spray irrigation to efficient drip irrigation, proper selection of water-wise California native and Mediterranean plants, and how to save money and time by using the sheet mulching method for lawn removal. Participants will also learn about how they can participate in landscape rebate programs for each of the water districts in our area.

Workshop participants have the option of participating in a hands-on turf removal project to gain practical experience with the sheet mulching and irrigation skills they’ll need to tackle their lawn at home. The workshop on October 4th will double as a community service project where workshop participants will convert a section of turf at Ramsay Park to low water use plants to provide a lasting demonstration garden for the community.


Sponsored by the Water Conservation Coalition of Santa Cruz County:

Oct 2015 LYL Workshop FlyerSponsors

 


Don’t forget to check out the City of Watsonville’s Lawn Replacement Rebate Program.


For additional information, you can call Public Works & Utilities at 768-3100.

 

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