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Reduce Water Use with California Friendly Plants

YouTube videos highlight native plants for maximum water savings

In an effort to educate customers on the benefits of a California Friendly landscape, the Irvine Ranch Water District debuted its California Friendly Plant video series on its exclusive YouTube Channel. May featured the purple blossom shrub, Pride of Madeira, and June highlights Island Alumroot, a two foot perennial with small pink-toned flowers. 

“During the recent series of Resident Tours, we polled our customers and learned that they regularly use YouTube,” said Nick Mrvos, Landscape Conservation Specialist. “Our goal is to educate our customers in ways that are convenient and meaningful to them.  Showing beautiful, low water use plants in videos can help make learning fun.”

California Friendly plants, or California natives, are an essential component of water conservation. Watering landscape accounts for nearly 50% of total water usage by an average household. By reducing turf and planting California natives, residents can decrease water usage and lawn maintenance chores.

For more information on the benefits of California Friendly plants, residents can view IRWD’s “The Importance of California Friendly Plants” video or visit our website.

Check out our new videos on YouTube!

 

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