- Water Smart Landscape Makeover Program offers in-depth instruction for upgrading turf yards into water-efficient, sustainable landscapes, including a new video series and firewise advice.
- Water Smart San Diego County provides a resource for regional programs and tips including helping your trees survive the drought.
- Web-based gardening tool can help plan your water-smart landscape. Search a database of climate-appropriate plants, find design tips, and more.
- Professionally drawn water-efficient landscape design plans in San Diego and Orange County.
- Water Efficient Landscapes (brochure)
- “How to” video library
- National Fire Protection Association’s firewise tips
- Xeriscaping: How to Make a Drought-Tolerant Landscape
- The annual California-Friendly Landscape Contest
- California’s Future Sustainable Landscaping is a guidebook published by the California Urban Water Conservation Council.
- Qualified Water-Efficient Landscaper: registration instructions for landscape professionals, a schedule of upcoming classes, and information about hiring QWEL-trained landscapers.
- A Growing Passion KPBS Gardening Show hosted by local gardening expert, Nan Sterman.
- The Water Conservation Garden and San Diego Botanic Garden (On the last Saturday of each month at 10:30 a.m., San Diego Botanic Garden gives a special tour featuring water-wise plants in the garden.)
- California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) – State of California website is frequently updated to provide useful information on weather stations, evapotranspiration, and irrigation.
- RainbBird Irrigation Learning Center – Watch free irrigation system design videos.
- Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply – Provides free irrigation system design assistance.
Saving Water/Water Facts
- Environmental Protection Agency’s savings tips
- Household Water Pressure-Simple Solutions (printable brochure)
- Leak Guidelines for Homeowners (printable brochure)
- Pool – Frequently Asked Questions (flyer)
- Calculate and compare your water use
- How Much Water Do I Use?
- Save our Water
- Aquapedia.com (online water encyclopedia from Water Education Foundation)
Alternative Water Sources
- Graywater – Graywater Action
- The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute offers Laundry-to-Landscape graywater workshops.
- Indirect potable use video
- OMWD Recycled Water
- OMWD Desalination
H2O-What Do You Know?