- Author: Tammy Majcherek
Be sure to catch Irvine Scene’s “Spring Gardening” episode airing on ICTV channel 30 in Irvine. It is also available on their website at this direct link: http://www.cityofirvine.org/cityhall/citymanager/pio/ictv/irvine_scene.asp
The video buffering on the website is a little bumpy but the sound should come through okay.
This episode features UCCE Master Gardener volunteers demonstrating container planting, touring the Great Park Food & Farm Lab, giving landscape design tips; along with Darren Haver, UCCE Water Water Quality & Resources Advisor/South Coast REC Director, who discusses a few landscape features homeowners may install to reduce water use and irrigation runoff such as warm season turf, low water use plant selection and hydrozones, various irrigation retrofits, pervious surfaces, and driveway slot drains.
One of the main backdrops of the episode are the demonstration landscapes located at the South Coast Research and Extension Center in Irvine. Tours of the landscapes are available by appointment only. Interested parties wishing to request a tour to view the various management practices which have been installed to reduce water use and minimize landscape water runoff may call (714)733-3970