Are you working on, or thinking about, installing a new landscape? If the answer yes, we found your muse. Gardenista.com is the spot for landscaping ideas and know-how, right up there with houzz.com, which we featured in a blog post last year....read more
Invite a friend to The Water Conservation Garden this Wednesday, August 9th, 5:00-7:00pm for the Plant Paparrazzi class. Docent instructors Harold Bailey and Sally Long will cover the technical and composition aspects of taking stunning photos of plants and...read more
Remember Ken Kramer's About San Diego series on KPBS? KPBS general manager Tom Karlo told the San Diego Union Tribune in 2015, when Kramer retired, “What made his work special is he truly wanted the community to know about the richness and history of all of San Diego....read more
We love beautiful WaterSmart landscapes, and even more, we love to highlight those that our customers have installed. Join us as we highlight different Helix Water District customers and their beautiful, water-wise, sustainable yards – and get inspired to upgrade your...read more
The Special District Leadership Foundation has awarded Helix a District Transparency Certificate of Excellence in recognition of our efforts to provide transparent and accessible government.To receive the award, a special district must provide public access, financial...read more
Photo: Bob Friedgen on top of Mt. Helix. Bob Friedgen went to work for the La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Spring Valley Irrigation District in 1955 -- the year before it was renamed Helix Irrigation District -- and retired in 1998 after 18 years as the district's general...read more
July 12 -- the San Diego Union Tribune reported this morning that the Jennings Fire was no longer threatening Harbison Canyon residents thanks to the efforts of seven air tankers, four helicopters, about 250 firefighters and 11 hand crews. All of us at Helix would...read more
We have three big ideas for enjoying the summer and getting ready to plant a water efficient garden in the fall: go to each of these events this month at The Water Conservation Garden. July 15 / Planting Water and Growing Soil Regenerate your landscape with...read more
From Architectural Digest - By Meaghan O'Neill Highly considered landscapes are all unique. However, several common denominators connect sustainable gardens everywhere. Water usage, native plantings, efficient irrigation, managing storm-water runoff, and reducing...read more
Over half of the water we use in our region is applied outdoors and, historically, water use is highest in July because the days are the longest, the weather is the hottest and the plants are the thirstiest. Plants struggle in July. They need water and they’re...read more
We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas...read more
Photo: Claude "Bud" Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant The results of the San Diego County Water Authority's 2017 public opinion poll are in, and after one of the most severe droughts in California's history, 83 percent of respondents rated the San Diego region's...read more
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