The City's Landscape Maintenance Assessment District (LMAD) keeps Yorba Linda looking beautiful and green. The latest LMAD water-wise project we're undertaking is located on the east side of Village Center Drive from Vista Laguna to Via Marwah. City staff worked with a landscape architect firm to develop a cohesive design incorporating climate-adapted plants and water-wise irrigation. This project is unique because we are converting a hillside with a spray system to a drip-irrigated slope. Spray irrigation is less efficient than drip irrigation because sprayed water droplets are more susceptible to environmental factors. In contrast, drip irrigation minimizes water loss by directing water directly to the root zone.
The water-wise landscape palette includes plants that require less water and can tolerate more heat once established. Additionally, we chose plants for their aesthetic value and included plants that bloom, feature varying textures, and new trees to provide height to complement the Eastlake Community. We're working closely with Merchants Landscape Service to review all plant materials being installed and keep to our construction schedule to ensure a successful project. The project should be completed by early summer.