eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle

© SDCWA 2013

WaterSmart is where our San Diego lifestyle and water efficiency meet. Each step you take has the potential to enhance your lifestyle, increase the value of your home, save money and inspire a neighbor to do the same.

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Gardening Be a Gardener As you tie up the loose ends of installation, slow down and enjoy your new garden There's no such thing as a maintenance-free garden, especially a beautiful one. But, if you replaced a large lawn with Mediterranean and native plants, then mowing, blowing, bagging and hauling are behind you. What's left is watering, maintaining your soil, and the quiet handwork of gardening. This is often nothing more and nothing less than quality time removing dead blossoms and pulling the occasional weed. Enjoy it with a glass of wine during a shimmering San Diego sunset, or with a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning. Here is a quick overview to the little bit of maintenance needed to keep a Mediterranean garden beautiful. 126

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