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The plants in this Native Garden are low water-use plants and once established will need minimal additional watering. The following are rules of thumb when watering. Ultimately, however, a visual assessment of the health and vigor of your plants is your best guide.

New planting, the first 3 - 6 months
Deep soak - Hand water the plants, apply water in the basins, the swales, and the secondary watering rings, for deep soak approximately every 3 - 4 weeks. Light sprinkles - Hand water or use sprinklers once or twice a week to lightly water the leaves and wet the soil surface. With sprinklers, a 3-5-minute run time should be plenty. Do not water in heat of day and preferably not during heat waves. Water ahead.

Young planting, becoming established, 6 - 18 months
Deep soak - Hand water or run sprinklers (hose end or system) or drip (point-source or in-line), approximately once a month to apply the recommended 1 - 1.5 inches precipitation. Cycle/soak or pulse irrigation method is best. Light sprinkles - Approximately once a week run sprinklers for 5 minutes or so. Do not water in heat of day and preferably not during heat waves. Water ahead.

Mature planting, fully established, 18 months onward
Deep soak - Set hose-end sprinkler, run sprinkler system or drip system (irrigate by your normal method) to apply approximately once a month to apply the recommended 1 - 2 inches precipitation. Cycle/soak or pulse irrigation method is best. Light sprinkles - Not necessary, but you can wash the leaves and freshen up the garden occasionally in summer by sprinkling or hosing down the foliage in early morning or late afternoon/evening. Do not water in heat of day and preferably not during heat waves. Water ahead.

Best to water between sunset to sunrise.


 

ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM CALIFORNICA
YARROW
1-4 ft. tall X 1-4 ft. wide

BACCHARIS P. ‘PIGEON POINT’
DWARF COYOTE BRUSH
1-2 ft. tall X 8-10 ft. wide

CEANOTHUS ‘JOYCE COULTER’
JOYCE COULTER
2 ft. tall X 8 ft. wide
EPILOBIUM CANUM ‘CATALINA’
CATALINA FUCHSIA
3-4 ft. tall X 4-5 ft. wide

FESTUCA ‘SISKIYOU BLUE’
SISKIYOU BLUE FESCUE
1-2 ft. tall X 1-2 ft. wide

MIMULUS AURANTIACUS
STICKY MONKEY FLOWER
1-3 ft. tall X 1-3 ft. wide
SALVIA ‘BEE’S BLISS’
BEE’S BLISS SAGE
1-2 ft. tall X 6-8 ft. wide

QUERCUS AGRIFOLIA
COAST LIVE OAK
Evergreen moderate growing tree
40 ft. tall X 40 ft. wide