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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 is a WUCOLS?

What is a WUCOLS? WUCOLS is a publication that provides water usage guidance to landscape architects and other landscape professionals. WUCOLS stands for the Water Use Classification of Landscape Species. A group of smart university professors, researchers, and landscape professionals

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Which State Law Regulates Landscape Irrigation In California?

Do you know which state law regulates landscape irrigation in California? Do you know which state law regulates landscape irrigation in California? AB 1881 created the new Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance which changed the way landscape architects design irrigation

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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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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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Part 2: How to Safely Use Recycled Water For Irrigation

In part 2 of the series on irrigation water, we will discuss the merits and safety requirements for recycled water. Here are the other articles in this series: Part 1: Potable Water Part 2: Recycled Water Part 3: Gray Water Recycled

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Part 1: Three Types of Irrigation Water

Did you know that there are three types of water that you can legally and safely use to irrigate landscape plants in California? Potable Water Recycled Water Gray Water The California Supplemental Exam for landscape architects includes questions about water

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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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