LADWP is partnering with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and various environmental groups to promote sustainable landscaping. The courses include classroom and outdoor workshops that promote holistic approaches to managing residential and commercial landscapes. Attendees are educated on sustainable landscaping strategies such as turf removal, California Friendly plants, water efficient irrigation, stormwater harvesting, groundwater infiltration, and fostering a healthy soil structure.
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Beginner Course: California Friendly Landscape Training (CFLT)
LADWP provides free introductory California Friendly Landscape Training (CFLT) classes for customers. These classes provide a cursory overview of the benefits of a California Friendly landscape. Topics covered include building a healthy soil sponge, evaluating and designing your site, selecting climate appropriate plants, rainwater capture, and effective irrigation systems.
LADWP provides free turf removal classes for customers. These classes provide an overview on how to eliminate living grass and replace with low-water-using landscape. Topics covered include design considerations, removal of existing turf, soil preparation, irrigation systems, planting and garden maintenance.
LADWP provides free garden design classes for customers interested in replacing turf to California friendly and native plants. This workshop helps you develop a plant list and layout for your new garden. In this workshop you will learn how to calculate how much rainwater your roof generates, develop a plan for holding rainwater in your garden, select climate-appropriate plants for form and function, and group plants by hydrozone.