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Our EC NEWS & BLOG page offers timely news, blogs, and informative articles regarding numerous topics related to the landscape maintenance and water management industries. We've provided a link to the current version of our newsletter, EC Landscape News, which is published quarterly.

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Employment Opportunities

We have immediate openings!!! Environmental Concepts Landscape Management Inc. of Murrieta CA, is looking for landscape laborers, irrigators and gardeners to work in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Southern Riverside County.

Work involved: Using a variety of equipment, such as mowers, blowers, clippers, and edgers, to create and prep soil for plant placement. You must be at least 18 years old, dependable, respectable, and able to safely work with power equipment.

We monitor and apply COVID-19 safety protocols as directed by applicable federal, state, and local health agencies in order to ensure the safety of our crew members and the communities were serve.

Feel free to fill out an Employment Interest Form by using the FORMS link above, or follow the link below.

For additional information, feel free to call our office at 951-587-6551 during business hours - Monday through Friday, 7AM to 4PM.

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California Drought Emergency

With water resources and surface reservoirs at critically low water levels, the state and regional water management agencies took precautionary action by declaring a drought emergency for the state. They also directed Californians to voluntarily reduce water use by 15%.

At the time of issuing the order, over 80% of the state was classified as Extreme (D3) or Exceptional (D4 - worst) drought intensity categories. Experts have estimated that it would take approximately 140% of the state’s annual precipitation to fully recover from the drought.

The California Department of Water Resources uses the date of April 1st for determining the disposition of the state’s snowpack and in forecasting a healthy spring runoff. According to the agency’s website, current snow-water equivalency levels are at 46% of April 1 averages and 146% of normal for December.

Although the wettest months are still ahead, the quality and quantity of runoff will be determined by the weather. Warm temperatures, as we have experienced in the past two winters, could prematurely initiate snowmelt. Early runoff has the potential to exceed streamflow volumes and reservoir capacities, and cause flooding.

The answer to whether or not we are headed into water use mandates remains to be seen.

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EC Landscape News - WINTER 2021 EDITION

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The Importance of Groundwater: Hot summers and dry winters require an abundance of storage capacity to meet our water demands. As drought conditions continue to intensify, the majority of the state’s reservoirs are reporting below-average water levels for this time of the year. Dramatic images of reservoirs with blanched bathtub-ring waterlines and boat docks resting on dry lakebeds, capture the severity of the situation.

Slope Protection and Erosion Control: Landscaping slopes and hillside areas can be challenging, but when executed properly, they can be a rewarding addition to any yard or common area. Depending on the size and steepness of the slope, design factors include choosing the right combination of plant materials, proper irrigation method, plant maintenance, and erosion control.

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PLANT PROFILE - Chineese Flame Tree

Koelreuteria bipinnata - Chinese Flame Tree, is an attractive deciduous tree that is a popular in our region. It is known for its colorful display of bright-yellow flowers with red accents that emerge in late-summer. The fruit of the tree are borne through pinkish-red, papery seed capsules that are in the shape of silk lanterns.

The Chinese flame tree is moderate to fast growing and tolerates heat, sun, and winter temperatures down to 20°F. Once established, it is drought tolerant. It typically reaches 30’ to 40’ in height and width at maturity. It has a deep, noninvasive root system, making it attractive as a street tree.

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