Master Gardener Water-wise Demonstration Garden
Summer Dry Climate
In Sonoma Valley, summers are always dry. Using natives and other low-water use plants offers beauty while conserving water.
Ways to Conserve
Conceptual Landscape DesignThe site was cleared and the new beds, known as Pods, were built using hugekulter principles.
Hugekulter is a horticultural technique where decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass plant materials is mounded and covered with soil to create a raised bed. It is said that the technique helps to improve soil fertility and water retention.
The garden was developed in stages covering planting; installation of irrigation; sheet mulching the paths; edging the pods with stone from a member’s property; Plus Weeding!!