|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
Grounds Maintenance Supervisor
Grounds Maintenance, East
Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
A brief description of the program or practice:
As early as 2006, Valencia College contracted for landscape master plans for East Campus and West Campus. These plans recommended a reduction in irrigation, fertilization, and pesticides through the changeover from St. Augustine grass to drought-tolerant Bahia grass and various native plants.
This changeover was carried out on East Campus from 2006 on and adopted slightly later on West Campus. Use of drought-tolerant Bahia and native plants is now our standard on all campuses.
The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:
See section on website on Outdoor Water Use Efficiency.
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