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Drought-tolerant landscaping

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Succulent massings at San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas

Are you interested in drought-tolerant landscaping but you don't know where to start? One of the outcomes of several periods of prolonged drought over the past 30 years is a regional committment to water conservation. Drought-tolerant, or sustainable, landscaping practices use plants that are well adapted to hot and dry climates, while incorporating efficient irrigation, smart irrigation controllers, mulch (water retention) and maintenance/pruning practices.  Please reference the links below for educational materials, garden tours, classes and rebates.   

Online Water Conservation Resources  

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California "bewaterwise" website:

California Water Efficiency Partnership Design Handbook

Water Conservation Garden

San Diego Botanic Garden

Mira Costa College Horticulture Department


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Ramona lilac growing wild near the Santa Margarita River