Santa Ana Winds-Southern California & Cool Season H2O


An idea for improvement. Increase watering before wind events for drip systems only. CA Santa Ana winds are devastating to plants in So. California. It is best to provide extra water to them before or during the winds.

The other setting change that I, as a horticulturist, recommend is to have a primarily cool season water setting as opposed to solely warm season settings. During our frequently droughty winters, CA native plants and other plants from similar climates require extra water during our cool season to make up for a lack of sufficient rain.


Mission Viejo here - Agreed. Came to the forum looking for notes on this and other local nuances. Thanks.