The San Diego County Water Authority announced the return of its free in-person WaterSmart Landscape Makeover workshops that has helped thousands throughout the region convert high-water-use lawn areas to WaterSmart landscapes.
The in-person landscape workshops began on March 18 and will continue every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Water Conservation garden, adjacent to Cuyamaca College in Rancho San Diego, and at the Helix Water District Operations Center in La Mesa.
San Diego County residents may also attend the virtual workshops that are offered on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with a new series beginning March 18.
These workshops are three hours long and will be taught by a local landscape design professional, who focuses on topics that range from landscape design, soil identification and health, turf types and removal tips, plant selection, and more.
Participation is free with registration for in-person and virtual workshops required in advance through the workshop webpage. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
The workshops are funded in part by the County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program. Those who live in unincorporated San Diego County may receive additional incentives through the Waterscape Rebate Program.