June 29, 2011

The Regional Municipality of York offers free landscape visits to York Region residents

Successful Water for Tomorrow program has appointments still available

NEWMARKET – The Regional Municipality of York Water for Tomorrow program is turning the landscape green, one garden at a time.

York Region’s critically acclaimed water conservation program offers our residents the services of a knowledgeable advisor who will come to their home and provide free advice on how to make their garden bloom using as little water as possible.

"Excessive outdoor water use during the summer months impacts our municipal water supply," said York Region Chairman and CEO Bill Fisch. "The Water for Tomorrow home landscape program is designed to help gardeners make the most of their property, without using a great deal of water."

Over the past 10 years, Water for Tomorrow home landscape visits and garden design seminars have helped thousands of York Region residents learn how to create beautiful gardens using hardy, beautiful plants that thrive in drier soil conditions. Learning how to choose proper plants for your home landscape goes a long way to ensuring gardening success.

"Home landscape visits are an important part of the Region’s water conservation efforts," said Town of Richmond Hill Regional Councillor Vito Spatafora, Chair of the Region’s Environmental Services Committee. "Water for Tomorrow landscape visits assist gardeners, both novice and experienced."

Residents taking part in the home garden visits receive a water efficiency kit which includes their advisor’s suggestions and layout drawings, seeded bookmark and a copy of Water for Tomorrow’s newest publications, At-Home Guide and Water Efficient Plant Selection Guide.

A limited number of appointments are still available for this season’s lawn and garden consultations. York Region residents wishing to participate may book an appointment online at www.waterfortomorrow.ca or by calling 1-888-967-5426.

For more information on The Regional Municipality of York, please visit www.york.ca

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Media Contact:               Barbara Moss, Corporate Communications, York Region
                                        Phone: 905-830-4444 Ext. 1237 / Cell: 905-505-5775
                                        Email: barbara.moss@york.ca

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