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How to Determine Irrigation Efficiency (IE) for Landscape Water Use in California

“Irrigation efficiency” (IE) means the measurement of the amount of water beneficially used divided by the amount of water applied. Irrigation efficiency is derived from measurements and estimates of irrigation system characteristics and management practices. The minimum average irrigation efficiency

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WUCOLS Made Easy

A New Tool Lets You Quickly Find The Water Use Requirement for California Landscape Plants California laws and regulations require all new planting plans to be designed using hydrozones. All plants in a hydrozone must have the same or similar

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What Experienced Landscape Architect’s Need To Know To Pass The California Supplemental Exam

What Experienced Landscape Architect’s Need To Know To Pass The California Supplemental Exam Most landscape architect candidates who take the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects are seeking their first license. However, experienced landscape architects who are licensed in another

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California Turf for the California Supplemental Exam

Know Your California Turf for the California Supplemental Exam Turf is a common design element in many California landscape designs. Landscape architects can specify many kinds of turfgrass for their projects. Picking the right grass can ensure a successful project

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Three Things a Swing Joint Can Do For Your Project – California Supplemental Exam for Landscape Architects

Three Things a Swing Joint Can Do For Your Project Swing joints are flexible pipe fittings used to attach sprinklers or rotors to an irrigation system. Swing joints have several benefits over traditional rigid risers. Swing joints allow for easy

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 11: Irrigation and the California Supplemental Exam

12 Days of Quizzes Day 11 Christmas is almost here and it is the most wonderful time of the year…to prepare for the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects. Drop the candy cane and test your knowledge with another CSE

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12 Days of Quizzes – Day 4: Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance for the CSE for Landscape Architects

12 Days of Quizzes Day 4 Christmas and New Year’s Day is almost here and we have one more new quiz for today. This is the fourth quiz in the 12 Days of Quizzes series. On the Fourth Day of

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Is Your Irrigation Controller Legal?

Regulatory Agency Series: Part 8 Irrigation Controllers for CALGreen and the Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance Is Your Irrigation Controller Illegal? Do you know what seperates a legal irrigation controller from an illegal one? Are you inadvertantly breaking the law

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4 Backflow Preventers To Keep Your Irrigation System Safe

Landscape architects are charged with protected the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Safe drinking water is a universal concern. If contaminated water were to enter the municipal drinking water system, many people could become ill…or worse. Backflow prevention

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Part 3: Use Graywater to Irrigate Landscape Plants

Irrigating landscapes with gray water is fairly to the mainstream population of California. This article will define what gray water is and discuss how it can be used to irrigate the landscape while conserving water and answer questions about irrigation

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Do You Want to Pass the CSE?

You are in the right place. Learn what you need to pass the California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects the first time. This site is dedicated to aspiring landscape architects who want to get a California landscape architect license. I'll share my research for the CSE as I prepare for the exam.

Feel free to submit a question and I'll do my best to answer it here.

Good luck,
John

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