If you love your landscaping but want to conserve water this spring and summer you might want to get involved in a free workshop by the city to show you to develop attractive landscaping that uses little water.
A news release from the city of Yakima has details.
"The Spring Heritage Garden Workshop is titled “Low-Water Use Landscaping Made Easy.” The public is being invited to participate by the North & South Yakima Conservation Districts. It will be held from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Yakima Area Arboretum. One of the sponsors is the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan (YBIP) Water Use Committee.

“The focus is on creating water-wise landscapes and gardens in our arid climate,” said City of Yakima Assistant Public Works Director David Brown, who chairs the YBIP’s Municipal Water Conservation Subgroup. “The workshop is being offered as part of the YBIP’s ongoing efforts in water conservation.”

Besides learning about water conservation, workshop attendees will learn how to create their own unique garden and utilize drip irrigation for their landscape.

For more information about the workshop, contact featured presenters Ann Autrey (528-2683) or Heather Wendt (430-3693).

The March 23rd workshop continues the City of Yakima’s water conservation emphasis.

Last fall, the City installed low-water use landscaping at the Public Works facility. Last spring, the City installed new landscaping in Downtown Yakima on the east side of 2nd Street that reduced water consumption by about a third."