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FREE workshop on how to use a watershed-friendly approach in your garden. A five-part series will be held on Saturdays, September-October 2015, at the Ventura County Government Center.

Water Restrictions Notice:

Ventura County cities are in a serious drought. Most cities have water restrictions. Please check with your individual water agency for specifics. Nearly 50% of outdoor water use is wasted due to improperly scheduled, or maintained irrigation systems. Use the Water Calculator to help improve the efficiency of your irrigation timer.

For a custom irrigation schedule:

Water Wise Gardening Water Calculator

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Sustainable Gardening Tips:

Soils and Compost:

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management:

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.

Water Saving Tips:

Adjust sprinklers to avoid watering sidewalks and driveways.