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Jun 24, 2011 | 443 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print

RENO — With the weather warming, now is the time to start planning your water-efficient landscape projects.

The Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) offers the unique opportunity to tour residential landscapes on Saturday. Visit three homes that won last year’s Landscape Awards, hear how residents transformed their yards and learn proper tree care techniques at each stop. The free half-day tour will begin at the new Hug High Garden at 8:30 a.m. RSVP by emailing, or calling 834-8005.

Attending the Landscape Awards Tour is also a good way to start your Water-Efficient Landscape Awards proposal. This year the awards will recognize customers who plan to install or retrofit their landscapes (or a portion of them) with water-efficient tools and techniques. Entry forms are due by Aug. 5. Attend one of two upcoming workshops on the xeriscape principals in order to complete your proposal or to learn more about water-efficient landscaping. The three-hour workshop is being held at 9 a.m. on July 9 and at 1 p.m on July 16 at the River School. RSVP by contacting TMWA.

For more information, complete contest rules and to enter online, visit or call 829-2810.

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