Save water and money with Hunter’s MP rotator. The MP Rotator is the most efficient nozzle for irrigating residential and commercial landscaped areas. The lower application rate and precision stream allows the MP rotator to use less water to cover the same area as other nozzles.
We are open regular business hours on Monday, January 16 so if you need anything we will be here. Have a wonderful holiday!
This year all Winter Pro Classes will be held at the Mill Valley Community Center. It’s centrally located with plenty of free parking and warm, comfortable classrooms. Classes will be held on Thursdays at 6:30 pm. Get out of the cold and rain and have a hot slice of pizza while improving your knowledge on these interesting topics: Thursday, January 19-6:30 pm Sustainable Stormwater Solutions–Learn how to design rain gardens, swales & rainwater harvesting systems to retain precious water on-site. Thursday, February 2-6:30 pm WELO- The Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance-Understand products and practices that comply with the Ordinance. Learn about: efficient irrigation, new requirements for soil and mulch, a widening list of plant material, new reporting requirements, a prescriptive option for landscapes under 2500 square feet, and a more holistic watershed approach. Thursday, February 16-6:30 pm New Product Safari-We travel to trade shows all over the world to find things that make your job easier and the landscape more sustainable. See what we’ve brought back for you this season. Thursday, March 9-6:30 pm Irrigation Troubleshooting-Learn how to identify and solve timer, wire, and valve problems using volt/ohm meters. Mastering these essential skillsand tricks of the trade will make future service calls a profitable pleasure! Classes fill up fast so register now.
Don’t let good water go to waste! Divert laundry water to your garden. The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission is offering discounted laundry-tolandscape (L2L) graywater kits to divert your clothes washer water into your garden. For about $65, participants in the L2L Graywater Program will receive a discounted graywater kit (valued at $175) and the components necessary to install a laundry-to-landscape graywater system. Participants in the L2L Graywater Program will also receive: • A copy of the San Francisco Graywater Design Manual for Outdoor Irrigation, a comprehensive guidebook on designing, installing, and maintaining your L2L graywater system. • A mandatory training workshop to review the installation guidelines for L2L graywater systems. • Optional in-home consultation by a graywater expert to answer questions about your site-specific installation. • Access to a free toolbox rental with the DIY tools necessary to install the graywater system. Participants must be a SFPUC water service customer and reside in a single-family or two-unit residential building. The clothes washer must be at or above the landscape grade and the and the garden must be flat or down-sloping from the location of the clothes washer.
Don’t let good water go to waste! Capture and use rainwater in your garden. Through the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Rainwater Harvesting Program, residents, businesses and schools can receive generous discounts on rain barrels and cisterns. Participants in the Rainwater Harvesting Program will receive either: • A $100 discount off the purchase of a pre-approved rain barrel, ranging from 45 to 60 gallons (limit 2 per customer). Each rain barrel includes a hose bib, overflow hose, and a connecting valve to join multiple barrels. Discounted downspout diverter kits are also available. OR •A $350 discount off the purchase of a cistern, ranging from 130 to 750 gallons (limit 1 per customer).If you need to disconnect your downspout from the sewer system to install your rainbarrel or cistern, a plumbing permit is required from the San Francisco Department of Building Inspection. The SFPUC is also offering a rebate up to $225 toward the cost of your permit fee. Information and application below.
Product Description Every gardener knows that a successful growing season requires a lot of water. However, with droughts hitting numerous parts of the United States, meeting those water demands to ensure that a garden is productive and flowers are flourishing can be a costly operation. The Rain Barrel provides an easy way to collect, store, and irrigate with the free water running off of your roof. NOW IN STOCK! Product Details – Extra large 60-gallon capacity – Manufactured in the USA with recycled material – Lid with locking feature for safety – Sealed system keeps out mosquitoes, pests and sunlight – Quick and easy to install and winterize – All parts for installation and use are included – Includes spigot and garden hose adapter – Includes connection kit for down spout – 3 year full replacement warranty included – Hole saw included – Dimensions 39” Tall x 28.5” Upper Diameter 3 Easy steps to install! – Drill Hole in downspout with hole saw – Install diverter into the downspout – Connect hose to diverter and barrel
Bay-Friendly Landscaping and Gardening Coalition Events with Brad Lancaster Brad Lancaster is an author, permaculture teacher, designer and consultant. He is passionate about not only rain water harvesting, but harvesting and enhancing other free resources such as sun, wind, and shade to build sustainable landscapes. Read more at www.harvestingrainwater.com Simple & Effective Ways to Enhance the Natural Abundance of Your Home, Community, and the Larger World WHAT: Brad Lancaster shares patterns and strategies to harvest, integrate, and enliven free local resources-such as rain, grey, and storm water, sun, wind, and shade, along with soil fertility, wild foods, and community fun – in a way that generates more potential than the sum of their parts. Scarcity is re-visioned into abundance through creative cycling and utilization of what is already at hand. This presentation covers simple, manageable small site projects DATES: Monday, February 10, 2014 TIME: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. LOCATION: Hall of Flowers In Golden Gate Park, 9th Avenue @ Lincoln Ave, San Francisco COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members. TO REGISTER: Please click here to visit the registration portal Turning Drains Into Sponges and Water Scarcity Into Water Abundance WHAT: Brad Lancaster shares eight universal principles of water harvesting along with simple strategies that turn water scarcity into water abundance and floods into opportunity. They empower you to create integrated water-sustainable landscape plans at home and throughout your community. This presentation will focus on large projects and how to recreate our cities with fewer storm drains by reestablishing watersheds. DATES: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 TIME: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. LOCATION: Lakeside Park Garden Center on Lake Merritt, 66 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, CA 94610 COST: Register before 2/7/2014 and the cost is $15 for Bay-Friendly members, and $20 for non-members. After 2/7/14, the cost is $20 for Bay-Friendly members, and $25 for non-members. TO REGISTER: Please click here to visit the registration portal
Tom Bressan shows us how to assemble and install an irrigation valve manifold for a sprinkler or drip system. Controller and weather sensor wiring methods are shown.
Every irrigation system design should start with a pressure and flow test to determine how much water is available at the point of connection.
Tom Bressan shows us how to assemble and lay out tubing and install fittings and emitters for a simple drip irrigation system in the landscape and for containers.
This is the easiest automatic watering system to set up. No tools required! Watch Tom Bressan assemble up this portable and reliable hose-bibb controller.