Water Districts Partner to Offer Free Workshop: WaterSmart Landscape Design for Homeowners

As part of its continued efforts to promote outdoor water use efficiency, Olivenhain Municipal Water District is hosting a free landscape workshop on Tuesday, August 29, to assist residents in transforming their yards into beautiful, sustainable landscapes. The workshop will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Encinitas Community Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive in Encinitas.

Taught by WaterSmart instructor Sharon Lowe, who is active in the sustainable landscaping community and serves on the San Diego Botanic Garden board of trustees, this workshop will provide step-by-step instruction on how attendees can reduce their water bill while improving the health and appearance of their gardens. The course will cover topics including turf removal, soil analysis and amendments, selecting the right plants for your climate, creating a professional-looking landscape, and irrigating your new outdoor area efficiently.

Attendance is free and open to the public, although reservations are required. For more information or to register for this WaterSmart workshop, visit or call 760-632-4641. 

This free, three-hour workshop is offered through a partnership between OMWD, San Dieguito Water District, and San Diego County Water Authority.


before and after water wise landscape yard