Grangetto's opens demonstration garden at Encinitas location
Last updated 12/11/2008 at Noon
ENCINITAS — Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply, located at 189 South Rancho Santa Fe Road in Encinitas, recently installed a new demonstration garden of low water use plants.
Approximately 2,200 square feet of lawn was removed and the area converted to plant species that use far less water.
The new installation incorporates state-of-the-art drip irrigation technology available at Grangetto’s. It is anticipated that once the new plantings are established, they can be irrigated as little as one time a month.
The garden was designed by John Ploetz, a veteran San Diego area landscape designer based in Rancho Santa Fe, and installed by Green Horizons Landscape and Maintenance.
“People need to know that the alternative to high water and maintenance bills is not a yard that looks like the Anza-Borrego desert in August,” said Ploetz. “There are many colorful and interesting plants from regions of the world with climates similar to ours – plants that are well adapted to our hot, dry summers and warm, wet winters.”
Kevin Grangetto, president of Grangetto’s, said, “We are already having our customers asking us about the new landscape and once they talk with our knowledgeable staff they realize they can start saving water in their own landscapes right away.”