Viewing a recent video from USA Today demonstrating the potential that drones have to help farmers manage water use in the field, it makes one start to think about the open spaces in urban areas - parks, conservation lands, green belts, etc. and how we could really start to micromanage irrigation maintenance and pest issues without extra labor costs for scouting such concerns.
Southern California landscapes in six known counties are faced with an epidemic situation.
While Northern California can boast about the rain received this last season, Southern California is not so lucky. Folks, we are still in a drought as you can see by the US Drought Monitor map below. Please continue to conserve water in and around your home. As we enter the summer months, be sure to check with your local water supplier as to the current landscape watering restrictions for your area.
Well, it doesn't look like we are going to get the rain that was predicted. How do we continue to conserve even more precious water? Fear not! I have just the event for you - be sure to check out the OC Garden Friendly event being held at Home Depot in Huntington Beach on Saturday, April 2, 2016. Visit with industry experts, browse the beautiful plants that are climate appropriate for the Orange County area, talk with UC Master Gardeners about gardening issues, and get rebate updates all while the kids are having fun at the kids clinic working on one of the delightful craft projects. You will surely learn a new tip or two.
For more information, go to http://www.overwateringisout.org/ and see the attached flyer.