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Thank you for visiting the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Low Water Use Plant Guide! Explore the links at the top of this page to find inspiration for your garden. Click "add" to save your favorite plants and gardens to your list.

Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.

Water Saving Tips

Different areas of your landscape have different water requirements.

Shrubs need much less water than lawns and drip systems should never be scheduled on the same program with lawns.

Establish separate watering schedules for those areas.