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Solano RCD Demonstration Sites

 

Ever wonder how we plan for restoration projects? Or why we choose the plants we install?

Would you like to use this information to make your own landscape more drought resilient and wildlife friendly?

Click on the photos or links below to visit Solano RCD Demonstration Sites throughout the county. 

You can find directions to each demonstration area, see photos and a description of each project, and find links to more information about the guiding ideas and materials that go into each site.

 

 

Vacaville Demonstration Meadow

The grass and sedge species featured in the demonstration meadow are native to California and thrive in our dry climate. Once established, they only need to be irrigated two or three times a month.

Replacing a traditional turf lawn with one (or more) of these California natives will greatly reduce landscape water use and will help create a drought-tolerant, wildlife-friendly yard. Featured species:

Red fescue (Festuca rubra)
Idaho fescue (Festuca idahoensis)
Slender sedge (Carex praegracilis)
June grass (Koeleria macrantha)
Purple needlegrass (Stipa pulchra

 

Vacaville Demonstration Garden

The trees and shrubs featured  in this demonstration are native to California and thrive in our dry climate. Once established, they require very little water, provide excellent habitat for local wildlife, and do well in Vacaville‚Äôs heavy clay soils.

Planting native species in your yard can beautify your landscape and conserve water.

Trees:                                           Shrubs:
Box-elder                                      Flannelbush
CA buckeye                                  Hollyleaf cherry
CA sycamore                                Toyon
Interior live oak                             Western redbud
Valley oak                                     Wild lilac

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