Garden Design

An attractive, well-designed garden can transform a bland, ordinary yard into something of unique and exceptional beauty, increasing curb appeal, and providing impressive visual impact for years to come. You now have the opportunity to create a garden in the style and character you choose. The new garden can also solve old problems like providing privacy or blocking an unattractive view.

Designing the Landscape

Your first decision is who will design the landscape. The answer could be you, a garden designer, a landscape contractor or some combination of these 3. If you decide to do it all yourself the following pages and links will provide you with guidance and ideas to create a beautiful garden. However, the Contra Costa Water District recommends you use the services of a professional landscape designer.

Assistance Program

The Contra Costa Water District has developed the Landscape Design Assistance Program to help Lawn to Garden Rebate Program participants develop ideas to create beautiful gardens. The Design Program will provide 2 hours of consultation with a professional landscape designer for the approved Lawn to Garden Project.

Videos Help You See How to Remove Your Lawn  & Install a Garden

Take a look at these videos sponsored by The Ruth Bancroft Garden and CCWD that show you how to remove your lawn and install a beautiful garden. The top video lasts about eight minutes, and the bottom video is a much shorter version, less than a minute.