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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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Ventura County Watersheds

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How to Use this Website Video

Sustainable Gardening Tips:

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.

Water Saving Tips:

Group plants with similar watering needs in the same area.