Saving Water in your Yard and Garden
Santa Cruz County is a state leader in water conservation.
These awesome local resources will help you save water in your yard and garden.
|Ready to reimagine your front yard? This guidebook provides a great overview of how to get started with replacing your existing landscaping with a strikingly beautiful and drought tolerant garden.
|Want to reuse your waste water? Learn how easy it is to install a Laundry-to-Landscape greywater system that reuses laundry water for trees, shrubs and planting beds.
|Doing a lot already? Get your landscape Certified as a Monterey Bay Friendly landscape that saves water, prevents pollution and provides habitat for local wildlife.
|Want to water less? Use this comprehensive photo database to choose drought thriving, California native plants, flowers, grass alternatives, shrubs, and trees for your garden.
|Ready to make rainwater do more for you? Learn how to capture and bank rainwater on your site to water your landscape and prevent stormwater pollution.
|Need some help? Hire a certified Green Gardener and know that you getting a professional who has been trained in the latest water conservation and pollution prevention practices.
|Looking for a new landscape design? Check out these ready made landscape design templates that incorporate native plants, minimize fertilizers, pesticides and water, and attract birds, butterflies and other wildlife.
|Sick of hand watering? These in-depth irrigation system resources can help you design an efficient new system or fine tune your existing system.
|Trying to cut down on watering your vegetable garden? The folks at the UCSC Farm & Garden have these water conservation techniques to share with you.