Landscape Tips

The Bay Area, like only 2% of the world, has a Mediterranean climate. This means that we have cool, wet winters and summer droughts.

Bette Boatmun Conservation Garden
It is important to have landscaping that uses drought-tolerant plants, efficient irrigation, and employs other water-saving methods. You can visit CCWD's Bette Boatmun Conservation Garden to see how plants grow using 50% less water than a comparable lawn.

The garden is located at the District's Main Offices at 1331 Concord Ave. in Concord.  Due to construction at the building, parts of the garden will need to be replanted, but the front portion of the garden is still accessible. 
Gardening in Contra Costa County
Discover our new extremely complete web-resource that will help you pick plants and plan drought tolerant gardens. It's tailored to Contra Costa County conditions. You can make your own plant lists and more.
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Water Conservation Tips
We now have all kinds of quick tips to help you save water right now!

Home Water Survey
While you are here, be sure to sign up for your free Home Water Use Survey. Our staff will be happy to show you how to water your landscape more efficiently!

Virtual Home Tour
Everything you need to know about saving water at home, and more. This comprehensive site is operated by the California Urban Conservation Council.