SDCWA to Host Free WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Workshops in October by Emily Allshouse Oct 6, 2017 Water News The San Diego County Water Authority has announced it will host seven free “Landscape Design for Homeowners” Workshops in the San Diego region in October. The workshops will be led by local landscaping professionals and are part of SDCWA’s award-winning WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Program. During the three-hour workshops, participants will learn the basic principles of a WaterSmart landscape, including soil amendments, landscape design, turf removal, plant selection, planning, irrigation and rainwater catchment. According to SDCWA, WaterSmart landscapes can reduce a homeowner’s long-term water consumption by one third. The following workshops are scheduled: Oct 14 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in Escondido Oct. 16 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. in Clariemonet Oct. 17 from 2-5 p.m. in Escondido Oct. 20 from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in Rancho Bernardo Oct. 21 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. in El Cajon Oct. 24 from 6-9 p.m. in Santee Oct. 28 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in Vista A step-by-step guide to the WaterSmart landscape retrofit process also is available online at: landscapemakeover.watersmartsd.org/elearning. Complete information about the workshops and online registration is available here.