TITUSVILLE, FL - (March 12, 2015) – Are you ready to get a jump on your spring gardening? Then come by and visit the City of Titusville’s Water Resources Conservation Program’s table from 11 until 2 this Saturday, March 14, in the garden center at the Titusville’s Lowes at 4660 South Street.
Lowes Store Manager Sharon Clark invited Maureen Phillips, Titusville Water Conservation and Public Outreach Manager, to its spring gardening celebration as a way to help educate customers on how to save water in their yards. Titusville’s Conservation Program encourages residents to create attractive, low-maintenance, water-conserving yards through the use of Florida-Friendly landscaping techniques and the incorporation of waterwise and native plants in their home landscapes.
“People think that the only way to save water in their yard is to have rocks and cactus,” explained Phillips. “That is so wrong. You can have an attractive yard and still save water. You just need to work with the environment instead of against it.”
According to Phillips, urban landscape irrigation is one of the largest growing water use sectors in Florida. “Educating homeowners on efficient irrigation, as well as on alternatives to high water use turf is an important part of our conservation outreach efforts.”
Information on Florida-Friendly landscaping, irrigation, and native plants will be available at the Conservation table, along with free waterwise plant posters and rain gauges.
Titusville residents can learn more about the irrigation restrictions and how to create an attractive water-saving yard by contacting the Titusville Conservation Office at 321-383-5669 or by visiting the Water Resources Department’s Conservation Program pages at www.titusville.com