California Native Plants
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When planning an eco-friendly garden, drought-tolerant plants are great to consider. These are low-water use plants that can alleviate the high demand of watering a landscape. While the first two years may require specific watering techniques in order to establish a deep root system, drought-tolerant plants help save water and money in the long run. They add a beautiful and creative aspect to a garden especially for areas that do not receive much rain such as Southern California. This class covers the many factors involved in plant selection, watering guidelines, climate aspects, examples of drought-tolerant trees, shrubs, groundcovers and flowers, and the overall benefits of including drought-tolerant plants in a landscape.
CLIA, CIT, QWELL, CWM
Brian Duvardo works closely with clients in the private and public sector, as a consultant on water conservation programs. He has extensive knowledge of water-efficient systems, sustainable landscaping, best management practices, water-use surveys and high efficiency irrigation systems. He conducts workshops and facilitates presentations to large groups. He has designed, built and maintained various water-efficient gardens, which are AB 1881 compliant. As a water surveyor, he has performed over 500 residential, commercial and large landscape surveys. He is also a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor.