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

Thus, it is important to have landscaping that uses drought-tolerant plants, efficient irrigation, and employs other water-saving methods.


 
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 & more.

See a local family's beautiful drought-tolerant garden.

Water Conservation Tips
We now have all kinds of quick tips to help you save water right now!
Water Conservation Tips

See How Much Water Your Sprinklers Use. We Do All The Math! Our improved online irrigation calculator will help you determine exactly how much water your irrigation system uses. We also have a version for large commercial customers.

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!

Find out more about the principles of the Xeriscape and how you can create a wonderful landscape with our helpful information.

Monthly
Landscape Tips

May

Conservation Tip: May is a good time to mulch shrub and flower beds. Mulch reduces water evaporation from the soil and reduces weeds. A 2-3 inch layer of mulch usually does the job.

Use the links below to learn ways to save water in your landscape. We can help you keep things looking great and save you money.

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