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Water Wise Gardening

There are many helpful resources for homeowners dealing with the effects of the drought and water restrictions on their landscape plants, vegetable gardens and trees.

GENERAL DROUGHT GARDENING TIPS

Drought Gardening Tips from the University of California contains advice on landscape and edible plants, trees and lawns, with links to these resources:

  • 33 Ways to Save Water in Your Home Garden
  • California Institute for Water Resources
  • Coastal California Rain Gardens
  • Keeping Landscape Plantings Alive under Drought or Water Restrictions
  • Gardening Basics: How do I practice sustainable gardening?
  • Landscape Water Conservation Resources Map 
  • Lawn Watering Guide for California
  • Managing Turfgrass During Drought 
  • Managing Water, Sustainably  
  • Questions & Answers About Water Conservation and Drought in the Landscape
  • Water Conservation Tips for Home Lawn and Garden 

IRRIGATION

Drought Irrigation Tips from the University of California contains advice on irrigation scheduling and adjustment, lawn irrigation and graywater, with links to these resources:

  • Landscape Irrigation Scheduling Worksheet
  • Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC)
  • California Institute for Water Resources 
  • Drip Irrigation in the Home Landscape (UC ANR Publication) 
  • Easy Calculators for Estimating Landscape Water Needs 
  • Use of Graywater in Urban Landscapes in California
  • Lawn Watering Guide for California
  • Managing Turfgrass During Drought 
  • Managing Water, Sustainably  
  • Questions & Answers About Water Conservation and Drought in the Landscape
  • Water Conservation Tips for Home, Lawn and Garden

GRAYWATER IRRIGATION

VEGETABLES

LANDSCAPE TREES

 

WATER DISTRICT INFORMATION

Water Restrictions were in effect during the drought for San Luis Obispo County. 

Water conservation efforts for San Luis Obispo County, are listed below by city.