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Events feature discounts on low-water-use plants in time for fall planting season

September 18, 2012 (San Diego County) -- The San Diego County Water Authority, its member agencies and The Home Depot have teamed up for a series of San Diego County garden-friendly plant fairs this fall, which is the most successful planting season for drought tolerant plants.

Residents interested in making their yards and gardens more attractive and water efficient will have an opportunity to save up to 50 percent on select varieties of  low-water-use plants and receive information from gardening experts at select The Home Depot locations around the county.

The first of the fall series of seven plant fairs will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15 at different locations around the county. Each plant fair will feature discounts on more than 20 types of plants pre-selected by a panel of experts as water-efficient for the San Diego region. Landscape industry experts will be available to provide customers with information on water-efficient irrigation supplies and advice on how to select and plant low-water-use plants. 

Certified nursery consultants, local growers and local retail water agency staff will be on hand to answer questions concerning low-water-use plants and irrigation. All fairs will take place on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. 

The scheduled dates and locations for the fall San Diego County Garden-Friendly Plant Fairs are:

  • Sept. 29     El Cajon Home Depot                298 Fletcher Parkway, El Cajon
  • Sept. 29     Encinitas Home Depot               1001 El Camino Real, Encinitas
  • Oct. 6    Eastlake Home Depot              1320 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista
  • Oct. 13  San Marcos Home Depot         550 San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos
  • Oct. 13  Imperial Marketplace Home Depot, 355 Marketplace Ave., San Diego
  • Oct. 27  Escondido Home Depot       1475 East Valley Parkway, Escondido

Water agencies hosting or participating in the San Diego County Garden-Friendly Plant Fairs include the Water Authority, city of Carlsbad, city of Escondido, Helix Water District, Olivenhain Municipal Water District, Otay Water District, Rainbow Municipal Water District, Rincon del Diablo Municipal Water District, city of San Diego, San Dieguito Water District, Vallecitos Water District and Valley Center Municipal Water District.

For more details on the plant fairs and links to additional water-saving resources such as the Water Authority’s free “A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape,” visit www.watersmartsd.org

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