The Vista Irrigation District (VID) board of directors recognized one of its customers for their entry in the district’s WaterSmart Landscape Contest.
The contest recognizes outstanding water-wise residential landscapes based on the criteria of overall attractiveness, appropriate plant selection, design, appropriate maintenance, and efficient methods of irrigation.
Len and Robin Judd received the Best in District award. The Judd’s felt a water-efficient landscape was a practical choice, both ecologically and economically, and were drawn to the colors, textures, sculptural shapes, and patterns of succulents. The Judd’s designed the layout and installed all of the water-wise plants themselves with the hope it would inspire others to let go of the fear of removing grass from their front yards. The drip irrigation system was professionally installed and their lawn was removed by landscapers.
Throughout the project, the Judd’s enjoyed the unexpected benefit of meeting wonderful neighbors whose acquaintance they would not otherwise have made. The time spent researching the plant selection and layout, which include a stunning array of colors from the Cassia Tree, Senecio, Crassul and Calandrinia grandiflora, and the hard work of digging holes and spreading a mountain of mulch paid off when people stopped by to offer words of encouragement and compliment their results.
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