A Homeowner's Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape: This Guide reflects the state's Model Water Efficient Landscape Ordinance standards and explains the principles of a WaterSmart landscape; water-efficient Design and Irrigation, climate-appropriate Plants, and best Maintenance practices.
Help Your Trees be Water-Efficient: Trees and water are both precious resources. When we water wisely and maintain our trees carefully, we enjoy a wide range of benefits at a low cost and with little effort.
Nifty-Fifty: A list of plants that have been selected because they are attractive, often available in nurseries, non-invasive, easy to maintain, long-term performers, scaled for residential landscapes, and of course, once established - drought tolerant.
Located 30 minutes north of San Diego in Encinitas, California, San Diego Botanic Garden (SDBG) features numerous exhibits, including rare bamboo groves, desert gardens, a tropical rainforest, California native plants, Mediterranean climate landscapes, succulent gardens, an herb garden, firesafe landscaping, a subtropical fruit garden, and native coastal sage natural areas. In June of 2009, the SDBG opened the Hamilton Children's Garden, the largest interactive children's garden on the West Coast.