Xeriscaping program to teach about water-friendly gardening

The City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department and the Communities in Bloom Committee are pleased to be teaming up with Richard Barry to offer a program on xeriscaping at the end of April

The City of Campbell River Recreation and Culture Department and the Communities in Bloom Committee are pleased to be teaming up with Richard Barry to offer a program on xeriscaping at the end of April.

Xeriscaping refers to gardening in ways that reduce or eliminate the need for supplemental irrigation or landscaping with water conservation in mind. Richard Barry has 27 years of landscaping experience in both commercial and residential design and he is passionate about installing drought tolerant, low maintenance landscaping.

In the xeriscape program, Richard will share his knowledge of the seven principles of a beautiful garden, including:

n Planning and design; Soil analysis; Appropriate plant selection; Practical turf areas; Efficient irrigation; Use of mulches; Appropriate maintenance

The program takes place at the Community Centre, on April 30, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The cost $15.