Ventura Water will replace your old analog sprinkler controller with a FREE smart sprinkler controller! Smart controllers take your local weather data, soil, and plant types to create a smarter, customized watering schedule. You won’t waste a drop. Your controller will automatically know to skip watering before, during, or after the rain. No more running to the garage or side yard to control your sprinklers! Smart controllers give you remote access to your irrigation system, allowing you to control your sprinklers right from your smartphone. Most importantly, they allow you to pick a watering schedule that suits your landscape and lifestyle for higher potential water savings!
Under the new program for applicants who qualify, Ventura Water will:
Replace and install the smart controller at your property
Provide onsite training and program the controller
Provide technical support to address any questions!
Sign up today for fun, hands-on gardening classes. All classes are free and held on Saturdays from 10-11:30 a.m. Participants can register for the series here.
September 9: Creating a Sustainable and Balanced Garden Ecosystem ~ Balanced garden ecosystems are low maintenance, promote healthy soils and support local wildlife. Professional landscape designer and native plant specialist, Lisa Burton of Nature by Design, will teach steps for designing a balanced garden. Location: Public Works Maintenance Yard, 336 Sanjon Road.
October 21: Water Wise Vegetable Garden ~ Conserve water while growing nutritious food! David Nicholes of Green Thumb will demonstrate techniques that will make your water-wise vegetable garden a success. Location: Green Thumb International, 1899 South Victoria Ave.
Do you know the difference between a traditional Irrigation Controller vs. a Weather Based Irrigation Controller? There’s a BIG DIFFERENCE. WATCH this “Sustainable Ventura News” segment to find out more! WATCH and also visit: http://venturawater.net and http://sustainableventura.tv
Smart irrigation and smart controllers in your landscape can save you a lot of money as well as help the sustainability and preservation of our community. City of Ventura Environmental SpecialistHaili Matsukawa and Environmental Services Assistant, Collin Boyes, share great water-saving landscape and irrigation tips and talk about the FREE controllers and irrigation tools being offered by the City of Ventura. LISTEN TO THIS PODCAST!
“Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens”
10:00 am, July 15 at A Smart Garden: 33 S Palm Street.
Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. Click here to RSVP.
FREE Water Wise Gardening Class July 15, 2017: “Mediterranean Native and Drought Tolerant Gardens,” 10:00 am, at A Smart Garden, 33 S Palm Street in Ventura. Join landscape designer Cari Vega at her new sustainable nursery. Here you will get an introduction to beautiful Mediterranean natives, low-water use plants, along with many simple tricks to transform your garden. RSVP today, Click Here.