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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.

CCWD has a water efficient Demonstration Garden that you can visit to see how plants grow using 50 percent less water than a comparable lawn.

 
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

November

Conservation Tip: Adjust watering schedule: During November, water lawns 1 day per week until it begins to rain. Shrubs generally do not require any irrigation.

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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