WaterSmart Landscape Tips

Up to 80% of water use in residential settings is for landscape irrigation. By using these tips to plan a water-smart landscape you can reduce your use, saving water and money on your monthly bill.

The first step to planning a new landscape are to evaluate the area you have available. Once you’ve thoroughly examined existing conditions, you can choose the best plants or materials to achieve your goals for a new landscape.

Simple Checklist:

Additional Assistance

Olivenhain Municipal Water District and our regional water wholesalers offer water-smart landscape assistance throughout the year.

  • Sign up to be notified of free landscape workshops.
  • View free instructional videos on designing a water-smart landscape.
  • Schedule a free water use evaluation for your home or business. At no cost to OMWD customers, a landscape professional will provide assistance on critical elements of good water management.
  • Find more information on water and fire-wise landscape techniques on OMWD’s Resources page.