SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Save Our Water, California’s official statewide water conservation education program, has partnered with Plant California to encourage Californians to “reimagine your landscape” and conserve water with California-friendly yards this fall. PlantCalifornia.com is an initiative and resource of the California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) dedicated to inspiring and educating Californians to plant something.
The partnership comes as Save Our Water continues with its “Water Conservation: It’s For Life” public education campaign which takes a positive approach to encourage Californians to continue to conserve and make permanent changes to save water as part of the “California Lifestyle.” Save Our Water and Plant California are sharing and promoting gardening tips and projects on their websites and social media platforms to demonstrate best practices for being a more water wise gardener, including beautiful and hardy low water use plants and the water saving benefits of mulch and organic fertilizer.
“Californians have made great strides in saving water during the drought and are looking for more creative and permanent ways to conserve around their homes,” said Jennifer Persike, Deputy Executive Director of External Affairs and Member Services of the Association of California Water Agencies. “Save Our Water’s partnership with Plant California will allow both programs to reach more Californians with the message that fall is the best time to plant.”
Early fall is the ideal time to plant in most regions of California – planting in fall helps roots establish before the summer heat returns and allows winter rains to water thirsty young plants. Trees, shrubs and certain edibles and perennials do best when planted during fall. Plant California’s fall planting guide is a great tool for Californians looking to rethink their landscape before winter.
“California-friendly plants save water and also clean the air, add to the value of homes and properties, cut energy costs, and make California more beautiful,” said Chris Zanobini, President of CANGC. “Save Our Water, Plant California and your local nursery or garden center are great resources for Californians looking for a more water wise landscape.”
Throughout the drought, Save Our Water has aimed to give Californians tools and tips to help everyone easily conserve at home and at work, every day. Save Our Water connects with Californians on its Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts.
Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians make permanent changes to reduce their everyday water use. Save Our Water is a partnership between the Association of California Water Agencies and the California Department of Water Resources.