Water Wise Landscaping Your Yard: Preparation and Design - Chino, California

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  • 1. WaterWiseLandscapingYourYard ~Preparation&Design~Step1:EvaluateYourPropertysWeather,Water,SoilandTopographyWhereandwhenisitsunnyorshady?Arethereareasthatgetorstayparticularlywetordry?Whattypeofsoildoyouhave(sandy,loam,clay,etc?)?Doyouhaveslopes,flatareasorboth?Step2:ThinkAboutWanttoDoinYourYardWhatwouldyouliketostartdoinginyouryard?Entertainonthepatio=areafortableandchairs.Playarea for the kids = a small patch of grass with low water plants around it. Bird watching = create awildlifehabitatwithspecificplantstoattractthem.Step3:ConsiderMaintenanceHowmuchtimedoyouwanttospendworkingonyourgarden?Canyouaffordtohiregardenerswhoknowhowtodomorethanmowandblow?Step4:DesignStartlookingatbooks,websites,andneighborslandscapesforideasofhowyouwanttoremodelyourlandscape.Askyourself,WhatdoIwantmygardentofeellike?:____OpenspaceorEnclosedfeeling ____Lushandgreen____Wildlifeenhancement ____Colorfulandfullofflowers____Twistypathsandcreativity ____Framingaview____Sculpturedandclean ____Framingafocal(i.e.:art)piece____Wildandmessy ____WoodsyandnaturallookingBasicLandscapeDesignPrinciples1. Considerthearchitectureofyourhouse(styleandsize).2. Consider form horizontal & vertical form of trees & plants. Use repetitionof plants and materials.Keepdeciduousvs.evergreenplantsinmind.Keepinmindthematuresizeofthe plant.Considerthemaintenanceoftheplant.3. Considermassing,focalpoints,&accentstomakethegardenmorecohesive.4. PlantinhydrozonesGroupplantswhichhavesimilarwaterrequirementsonthesamevalve. Printed on Recycled Paper ChinoBasinWaterConservationDistrict,4594SanBernardinoSt.,Montclair,CA91763www.cbwcd.org9096262711

2. ThingstoDo:1. Planwhatyouwanttokeepandwhatyouwanttoremove(hardscapeandplants).2. PlanyourbudgetWhatcanyoudo?Whatdoyouneedtohiresomeonetodo?3. Chooseyourfocalpoints:trees,artwork,paths,etc.4. Address your biggest needs: screening a neighbors yard, creating shade, place for the kids toplay,diningarea,sittingarea,dogarea,etc.5. Considermaintenancehowmuchorlittle,whatcanyoudovs.hiringsomeone.6. When choosing accent, foreground, and border plants, use contrasting textures, foliage, andcolors(ex:mixdeepgreenswithsilverfoliage).Consider:wheredoyouwantyoureyetogo?7. Remember what you want the overall feel of your yard to be (Mediterranean garden, ultramodern,tropical),thenworkfromthere.8. Mixnativeswithotherdroughttolerantplantsevenmixinsucculentsforcolorandshape.9. Attendlotsofclasses,visitwaterwisegardens,visitnurseriesandtalktoexperts.Wheretofindourmore:Websites:1. Basicsondesignandalistofplants:bewaterwise.com/ww_landscaping.html2. Listofexcellentdroughttolerantplants:lvmwd.com/index.aspx?page=1853. Infoonpaths,hardscape,structures,andmore:poolandpatio.about.com4. Infoonhowmuchtowater:bewaterwise.com/calculator.htmlBooks: 1. SunsetMagazinesWesternGuidebook 2. CaliforniaNativePlantsfortheGarden 3. LandscapePlantsforCaliforniaGardens(BobPerrysnewbook)FieldTripstoWaterWiseGardens:1. ChinoBasinWaterConservationDistrict(Open7daysaweek8am5pm) 4594SanBernardinoSt.,Montclairwww.cbwcd.org90962627112. MaloofFoundationandGardens(OpenThurs.&Sat.12pm4pmandByAppt.) 5131CarnelianSt.,AltaLomawww.malooffoundation.org909.980.14123. RanchoSantaAnaBotanicGarden(Open7daysaweek8am5pm) 1500N.CollegeAve.,Claremontwww.rsabg.org909.625.8767ChinoBasinWaterConservationDistrict,4594SanBernardinoSt.,Montclair,CA91763 www.cbwcd.org9096262711