Drought & Water Wise Gardening
THE WATERWISE GARDENER
The climate in Orlando is obviously different than California and there were several rainstorms during my time at the convention. Yet, it was clear that
Surprisingly, I noticed very little drip irrigation. The most common method of irrigation is pop-up sprayers with standard spray heads.. Disney world uses pop-up sprayers by several manufacturers. There were very few areas with microsprayers(MP Rotators).
So if you want your garden to look like the gardens at Disney World: Mulch and Mow High.
I went to the new Star Wars Land at Hollywood Studios! There I encountered Darth Vader. I will leave you with this final thought:
Don’t be tempted by the power of the dark side of the Force.
DON’T BE A WATER WASTER!
The Water Wise Gardener
Drought tolerant gardening allows you to have a beautiful landscape using significantly less water. The best time to plant a drought tolerant landscape is in the fall giving the plants the winter to help the roots establish themselves. Summer is a great time to plan for your water-wise garden. The resources listed below can help you plan, plant and maintain your drought tolerant garden.
The following resources are provided courtesy of the Department of Public Utilities, City of Fresno, Water Division
Creating a Fresno Friendly Garden - Plant Choices & Water Conservation Tips For Our Climate
Water-wise Gardening Fresno Region - Spanish
Drip Irrigation - A Guide to Installation and Maintenance
Creating a Water-wise Landscape - 7 Steps to Follow For Our Climate
Water Conservation Landscape Ideas - Planter Strips and Median Islands