Even before we moved to California, I’ve loved gardens. I’d go to the big Flower Show in Philadelphia every year, and try my hand at keeping plants alive in my urban home. Upon relocating to California, I discovered a totally different garden and landscaping style that completely reflects the lovely state we live in. It also reflects the fact that we’re in a perpetual drought.
I know, it’s such a bummer, right? Fortunately, just because we’re working to conserve water, it doesn’t mean that folks have to give up their beautiful gardens. I’ve been seeing a lot of succulent based gardens in our neighborhood, and some of my friends have shared how they’re learning to save money and water by installing a dripline. According to Rain Bird, some of the benefits of dripline irrigation are that it allows you to waters each plant, not the surrounding soil. It irrigates precisely where you need it, eliminates overspray, and there’s less evaporation which conserves water.
Free DIY Drip Irrigation Workshops
Are you in the Bay Area and interested in learning more about how to add drip irrigation to your garden? Rain Bird’s spokesperson, Shirley Bovshow, nationally-syndicated TV host and garden designer will be at two Bay Area Home Depot store locations on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31 leading free DIY Drip Irrigation Workshops. Ms. Bovshow is a gardening expert and a regular contributor on the Hallmark Channel Home & Family Show and was the former host of Garden Police on the Discovery Home Channel.
You’ll learn how anyone can install a dripline in their garden in only a few hours, saving water and money. Ms. Bovshow will also show attendees what types of plants grow best with drip irrigation and which plants are more drought-tolerant.
Head over to one of the following Home Depot stores this Saturday or Sunday!
Concord Home Depot
2090 Meridian Park Blvd., Concord, CA 94520
Saturday, July 30, 12 PM – 2 PM
San Ramon Home Depot
2750 Crow Canyon Rd, San Ramon, CA 94583
Sunday, July 31, 12 PM – 2 PM.