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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

Practice grass-cycling by leaving short grass clippings on lawns after mowing, so that nutrients and organic matter are returned to the soil.

Integrated Pest Management

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.

Water Saving Tips

Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.

Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.