Visit beautiful low-water use gardens around the bay for you to gather fresh inspiration.
Get inspired with photos from these WaterSmart gardens around the East Bay.
Tour beautiful, water-conserving native gardens throughout the East Bay every year on the first weekend of May.
Apply for rebates to replace your thirsty-lawn with water-wise landscaping, upgrade to efficient irrigation equipment, or direct your laundry water to your landscape.
These grants support community organizations who create public gardens or urban farm projects that demonstrate water conserving principles.
Save water, beautify your garden, and enhance the health of the soil with mulch.
Find resources to get started with your lawn to garden project that include DIY sheet-mulching, and picking plants and the right equipment.
Get help choosing climate-appropriate, low-water use plants. Check out this page for our plant book, plant database, and plant lists.
Find outdoor water conservation tips here, whether you want a quick fix or are committed to long-term conservation.
Avoid four common mistakes and learn how to set up a simple watering schedule.
Keep your trees healthy and happy with this tree care advice.
Check out our calendar of events, classes by cooperating community organizations, including EBMUD's Sustainable Landscape Speaker Series.
Follow these best practices to maintain a healthy, drought-tolerant and low-maintenance landscape.
Find a Bay-Friendly certified landscape professional and resources for creating healthy, renewable landscapes. ReScape California has resources for home gardeners, landscape professionals and local governments.
Visit this state-wide resource center for water conservation. Rebates, videos, tools, a kids corner, and testimonials on making water conservation a California lifestyle.
WaterSense is a voluntary partnership program sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is both a label for water-efficient products and a resource for helping you save water.
Contra Costa and Alameda County Master Gardeners
A great resource for local garden knowledge. Find monthly garden tips, plant helpline, community events and more.
Do your sprinklers need an upgrade? Here is how to convert to in-line drip irrigation — a more durable, water-efficient and low-maintenance option.
Control your controller
Learn how to adjust your irrigation controller to comply with EBMUD's outdoor watering restrictions.
Mulch helps soil retain moisture, stifles weeds and beautifies your garden.