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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.

 


Books

  • "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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Irrigation

 

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

Environmental
Protection Agency's
WaterSense partners
program


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

 

Nurseries

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

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Plant Lists

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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
    858-492-6100

  • For composting classes and information, contact:

    Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
    137 N. El Camino Real
    Encinitas, CA 92024
    760-436-7986

 

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Trees

 

Television

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innovations and sustainable solutions throughout our city.


 

Water Conservation Training Graduates

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