ETWD is excited to be making permanent changes in water use by embarking on the next phase of the Demonstration Garden Project that will rehabilitate the landscaping of the Main Office parking lot area and the large turf area adjacent to Los Alisos Blvd. The main objective of this project is to promote efficient outdoor water use and demonstrate a variety of California Friendly and drought tolerant plants for our customers. The landscaping will include four gardens and incorporate decomposed granite walkways, boulders, dry creek stream beds, bridge, mulch, synthetic turf and interpretive signage. Smart irrigation timers and an updated drip irrigation system will also be utilized.
ETWD began planning the project two years ago working with the Saddleback College Landscape Designers Alumni Association to develop a conceptual plan and developed that plan into a design with Richard Fisher and Associates. DMA Greencare, Inc. was awarded the construction contract and we broke ground on the project in March 2017. ETWD staff will also be working with the Lake Forest Garden Club and local Boy Scouts and determine ways that we can partner with each other. Stay tuned for updates along the way.