Thursday, March 26, 2015
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
99 CENTS

Woodland hosts third annual water-wise landscape tour

waterwiseW

Sandra Jennings-Jones' home at 829 Lewis Ave. in Woodland will be on the water-wise landscape tour Saturday, June 7. She worked her landscape around an existing redwood tree and a birch tree grove, and incorporated a dry creek bed to reduce runoff, a flagstone walkway, mounded plantings of drought-tolerant plants, and a seating area for enjoying the results. Courtesy photo

By
From page A16 | June 04, 2014 |

The city of Woodland will host its third free water-wise landscape tour from 8:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7. The event allows individuals to explore attractive, water-efficient landscapes.

Water-wise landscapes not only reduce water consumption and reduce potential of pollution discharges into the storm water system, but also can beautify a home, lower maintenance and provide welcome habitat for beneficial insects and birds.

“During warm-weather months, residential customers with traditional lawn landscapes allocate, sometimes unknowingly, about 50 percent of their water use to landscape irrigation,” said Wayne Blanchard, the city of Woodland’s water conservation coordinator. “A properly designed water-wise landscape can easily cut outdoor water consumption in half during those warm months.”

The tour includes 10 sites, including a before-and-after example at 829 Lewis Ave. Owner Sandra Jennings-Jones was able to work around an existing redwood tree and a birch tree grove in this medium-sized front yard. The landscaping incorporated a dry creek bed to reduce runoff, a flagstone walkway, mounded plantings of drought-tolerant plants, and a seating area for enjoying the results.

The water-wise landscape tour activities will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a registration event at the Woodland Community & Senior Center, 2001 East St. The event will include an alternative grass display, relevant literature, mow-strip planting plans for water-wise home landscapes, a presentation on providing for beneficial insects in a drought year, and an overview of the tour sites. The landscape tour guide book and maps will be available there.

The self-guided tour runs from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tour participants will learn how owners removed existing plant material, prepared the sites, addressed challenges and set up irrigation systems. Homeowners and Yolo County Master Gardener volunteers will be on site at the tour destinations to answer additional questions about the landscapes.
For more information, visit http://woodlandwaterwiselandscapetour.blogspot.com or contact the Woodland Water Conservation Program at [email protected] or 530-661-2067.

Comments

comments

Enterprise staff

  • Recent Posts

  • Enter your email address to subscribe to this newspaper and receive notifications of new articles by email.

  • .

    News

    CSU trustees name new president at Sac State

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A1

     
    Stacie Frerichs named Jay Gerber Award recipient

    By Anne Ternus-Bellamy | From Page: A1 | Gallery

    UC Davis lung cancer surgery meets Twitter

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Summit searches for agricultural solutions

    By Felicia Alvarez | From Page: A1 | Gallery

     
    Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

    Police call kidnap a hoax, now can’t find California woman

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A2

     
    Former Davis man gets 9-year term for sword attack

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2

    Police still seeking owners of stolen bikes

    By Lauren Keene | From Page: A2 | Gallery

     
    Bob Dunning: Everything has a price, or it should

    By Bob Dunning | From Page: A2

    Property-tax penalties kick in after April 10

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Child abuse conference returns to Davis

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Arts Centers offers portrait-drawing class

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

     
    Parenting class meets Tuesdays

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A3

    Apply for library parcel tax exemption by June 1

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: A3

     
    Posthumous video supports aid-in-dying bill

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A4 | Gallery

    State Senate moves on $1 billion water plan

    By The Associated Press | From Page: A5

     
    .

    Forum

    This family seems lost

    By Creators Syndicate | From Page: B5

     
    Creating the university of the 21st Century

    By LInda Katehi | From Page: A8

    Farmers Market went hog-wild

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    Trade deal deserves full scrutiny

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

    Novruz should become a holiday

    By Letters to the Editor | From Page: A8

     
    .

    Sports

    Davis girls thrash Grant on the pitch

    By Evan Ream | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    UCD footballers to face Cal in 2019

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Blue Devil boys look great on the links

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1 | Gallery

     
    Devils swimmers find wins against Franklin

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

    Late surge sends Sheldon softballers past DHS

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B1

     
    Youth soccer: Defense carries Davis Dilemma to a third-place finish

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

    Youth roundup: DART swimmers shine at national championships

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B3 | Gallery

     
    Sports briefs: Devil boys win big on the tennis court

    By Enterprise staff | From Page: B12

    .

    Features

    Point of Brew: About the beer and bicycling universe

    By Michael Lewis | From Page: A9

     
    .

    Arts

    DMTC hosting its sixth annual poker tournament

    By Special to The Enterprise | From Page: A9

     
    ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ makes for madcap evening

    By Debra DeAngelo | From Page: A9 | Gallery

    Max Raabe returns with elegant songs from the ’20s and ’30s

    By Jeff Hudson | From Page: A9 | Gallery

     
    .

    Business

    .

    Obituaries

    .

    Comics

    Comics: Thursday, March 26, 2015

    By Creator | From Page: B9