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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

Develop healthy soil for plants that are vigorous and naturally pest-resistant.

Water Saving Tips

As the weather gets hotter avoid the temptation to increase run times.

Instead, schedule more start times with one to two hours in between to allow the water from the previous session to soak in before watering again.