Learn about the latest irrigation technology and landscape design at this August 18 workshop


Granite Bay, Calif. – Property owners needing help with their irrigation systems, bringing plants and grass back to life or landscape design can get answers and advice at a free workshop this month.

Hosted by San Juan Water District on August 18, the Irrigation and Landscape Workshop will show locals how to create beautiful, lush landscapes that require less water. Anyone interested in water-efficient yard and garden improvements should attend.

“Some people may be surprised to learn they’re actually damaging their grass and plants by over watering,” says San Juan Resources Analyst Vicki Sacksteder. “Our workshops teach people to how to irrigate the smart way.”

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in San Juan’s Water Efficient Landscape (WEL) Garden. Experts will demonstrate the latest in irrigation technology, provide drip system installation advice and guide participants through the WEL Garden. At 11 a.m., Cheryl Buckwalter of Landscape Liaisons will share landscape design tips and the importance of putting the right plant in the right place.

“I’m putting into use what I learned at San Juan’s spring irrigation workshop,” said Ernest Kenney of Granite Bay. “It was helpful to see what plants do well in our area and how easy it is to have and maintain a water efficient landscape.”

Workshop Details

What Free Irrigation and Landscape Workshop

Why To help homeowners create and maintain healthy landscapes that require less water

Who San Juan irrigation experts and guest speaker Cheryl Buckwalter of Landscape Liaisons

When Saturday, August 18, 9 a.m. to noon

9 to 11 a.m. – irrigation demonstrations and WEL Garden Tour

11 a.m. to noon – landscape and garden design with Cheryl Buckwalter

Where San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay

Information Call (916) 791-2663 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins also welcome.


San Juan Water District is a community services district that provides drinking water to more than 265,000 people in portions  of Sacramento and Placer counties. In addition to serving retail customers in Granite Bay, east Roseville, and the northeast portion of Sacramento County, the district wholesales water to Citrus Heights and Fair Oaks water districts, Orange Vale Water Company and the City of Folsom (north of the American River) and periodically to Sacramento Suburban Water District.

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