The Resource Conservation District in Ventura County decided to tear up its Somis headquarters' 1960s' landscape and replace it with a more water efficient natural design.
The project began in spring 2008 and was completed in June 2008. The RCD's goal was to demonstrate good landscape practices by creating an actual water-efficient landscape using local native plants, low water use sod and the latest irrigation technology. The original design was created for the RCD by students at UCLA.
Many local companies and agencies provided support for the project. They included Agromin, which supplied the compost and finishing mulch, Jess Hobbs Landscape Design, Rose Landscape, Ewing Irrigation, Valley Crest Landscape Company, Southland Sod, Brokaw Nursery, Aqua-Flow Supply, Prime Building Materials, Metropolitan Water District, California Conservation Corporation and S&S Seeds.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to incorporate these same natural designs in their landscapes.
For more information about the RCD in Ventura County, go to www.conserveventura.org.
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