Whether you are looking to make improvements to your existing yard or you are starting from scratch, the Localscapes approach allows you to minimize outdoor water consumption while maximizing the aesthetics and functionality of your landscape. Follow these three steps to begin the design process for your yard:
Review the Localscapes Principles
Register for and Attend an Upcoming Localscapes Class
Meet with a Localscapes Expert
You can sign up for a free one-hour consultation with a Localscapes expert once you have taken either the Introduction to Localscapes or the Localscapes University class. Consultations are held at CUWCD’s office and are generally available Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Schedule a consultation by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org , and be sure to include the date of the class you attended. Once your attendance has been verified, a consultation will be scheduled.
As an integral part of an attractive home landscape, the lawn should be a designed space rather than the default groundcover. Lawns should be created in a way to limit maintenance, improve water efficiency, and increase functionality. Caring for a smaller lawn space is easier and less expensive than caring for the traditional lawn size of the past.
Food production is considered a smart use of water. The recommended method of vegetable gardening is to use raised beds, or grow boxes. Grow boxes allow you to fit a lot of garden into a small space. You get to control the type of soil that goes in the boxes, and if you water with drip instead of overhead spray, your vegetable plants will be happier, and you will have less weeds.