I was able to spend about six hours yesterday cleaning/watering all the Planters on Reseda from Lassen to Roscoe, and even added a few clippings into the worst one’s (plummer/reseda west side of street, and roscoe/reseda east side of street). I poured over 506 gallons yesterday and good thing too as most were in horrible need of water. Maybe they’ll make it through this weeks heat wave now.
I would like to acknowledge the following Businesses for their generous donations of water as the first 266 gallons were on me which is the maximum amount of weight my old truck can carry. Please support these local Businesses
- Falafel Palace (always generous so please frequent them)
- Northridge Dialysis (they don’t know it but I spotted a spigot on Reseda)
- Stereo One (always very very generous so please frequent them)
- Thrifty Gasoline Station (always generous so please frequent them)
- Medical Building 8940 Reseda (they don’t know it but I spotted a spigot on Reseda, watered new plants in front of building put in by Don Larson)
- Carls Jr. (found water spigot behind restaurant and always Thank them)
- Jiffy Lube (always very very generous so please frequent them, watered new tree planted next to Planters as well)
If you are interested: each gallon weighs in apprx. at 8.34lbs, so my old truck can carry 2,218.44 lbs. How many pounds you might ask that I lifted/carried yesterday as I did this one solo. It came in roughly 4,220lbs. Not bad for a half days work.
Hi Mr. Baker,
Thank you for the work you do to help keep the neighborhood looking green.
Have you thought of advocating for the replacement of lawns and water-thirsty plants with
with native plants through xeriscaping. Here is a link for more info about it http://eartheasy.com/grow_xeriscape.htm
As we are prone to drought in Northridge, it would be best to take a
minimal water output approach to the greenery in our neighborhood, while doing more to
make the area look attractive/ people friendly.
Thank you for your time and attention,
The City Makeover Program provides funding for new Southern California Heritage landscapes in prominent public locations within Metropolitan’s service area. It was established in 2003 and has awarded such recipients as the Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts & Crafts and Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens.
Here is a link to getting money, for exchanging grass and non native plants for native; it is run by LADWP.
frederique st claire says
Hi Mr Baker.
I live on 9600 Reseda blvd, and I have noticed a lot of water waste from poorly maintained sprinklers systems. It seems like the sidewalks are getting more water then the grass, or plants. I can’t tell you how many times I left notes on apartment buildings to let their managers know their sprinklers need repairs or adjustments. You should see how much water is running down our curb just from the water that goes to waste. For example, next to my building their is a building for elderly people, I think its HUD housing or something like that. I noticed that they have an underground leak somewhere which has grown bigger and bigger over the last couple of weeks. I placed a note on their entrance just to make them aware of it and a week has gone by and nothing has been done. Wasn’t or isn’t there a law against wasting water like this?
Frederique St Claire