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Water-Wise Resource list from The Water Conservation Garden

Resources for Water-Wise Gardeners

Blue-Eyed Grass at The Water Conservation Garden.
Blue-eyed Grass.

Below are resources that the Water Conservation Garden has compiled as a service to those who seek assistance with water-wise landscaping.  The Garden is not responsible for any of these programs or resources, and cannot assure customer satisfaction.



  • "California Gardener's Guide, Volume II" by Nan Sterman
  • "California Native Plants for the Garden" by Carol Bornstein, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien
  • "Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens"  by Bart O'Brien, Betsey Landis, and Ellen Mackey
  • "California Wildfire Landscaping" by Maureen Gilmer

These books are available in the Water Conservation Garden gift shop.


Fall/Winter Water Conservation Tips



Fire Safety


Garden Hotlines

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General Water Smart Landscape Information


Incentive Programs


Invasive Plants

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Landscape Professionals

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Member Agencies

San Diego County
Water Authority

4677 Overland Ave.
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 522-6600
San Diego County Water Authority

City of San Diego
Water Department

600 B Street, Suite 1210
San Diego, CA 92101
(619) 533-5300
City of San Diego Water Department

Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Parkway
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 660-4000
Cyuamaca College

Protection Agency's
WaterSense partners

Environmental Protection Agency's WaterSense Partners Program

Helix Water District
7811 University Ave.
La Mesa, CA 91941
(619) 466-0585
Helix Water District

Otay Water District
2554 Sweetwater Springs Blvd.
Spring Valley, CA 91978-2096
(619) 670-2777
Otay Water District

Sweetwater Authority
505 Garrett Ave.
P.O. Box 2328
Chula Vista,  CA  91912
(619) 420-1413
Sweetwater Authority


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Native Plants



All members of The Water Conservation Garden receive a 10-15% discount on purchases at the above nurseries.  Please visit our Membership page for more information about the benefits of become a member of The Water Conservation Garden.


Other Resources

We are featured on Southern California Homes in an article about Creating a Water Friendly Garden

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Plant Lists

California-Friendly Gardening for San Diego County

California-friendly Gardening for San Diego County

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San Diego County Gardens

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Soil, Mulch & Compost

  • Search the internet or yellow pages, or contact your local tree service.

  • For free mulch and compost, contact:

    Miramar Greenery
    5180 Convoy & Highway 52, San Diego, CA

  • For composting classes and information, contact:

    Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
    137 N. El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024


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How Can I Help? San Diego

Explore San Diego with "How Can I Help?" to discover
innovations and sustainable solutions throughout our city.


Water Conservation Training Graduates

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