The California Friendly®
Maintenance Guide

California Friendly® Maintenance Guide

California Friendly® is California’s future. Water reliability is dependent on using water wisely. We need to create sustainable gardens that rely on less water. This maintenance guide will help you support California’s future:

  • Uncover the secrets of efficient irrigation.
  • Explore the techniques for irrigating with recycled water.
  • Get the maintenance tips for hundreds of California Friendly® plants.
  • Discover the methods and means of managing weed and pest infestations.
  • Learn how to maintain rainwater capture opportunities.

This book has been written for every landscaper, gardener and land manager in Southern California. It has been produced by the very first collaboration between three Southern California organizations, LADWP, MWD and SoCalGas. Feel free to download a copy of the book for free and use the information in your garden and help us create a beautiful, thriving and sustainable future.

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The Waterwise Garden

Designed by Nature

Waterwise landscapes are not only beautiful, they help conserve valuable natural resources and create a diverse habitat of birds, butterflies and pollinators.

This guidebook provides landscape design tips and step-by-step guidelines to help you transform your lawn to a waterwise and sustainable garden. Learn how to hold on to rainwater and reduce the demand for supplemental irrigation using principles of sustainable landscaping.

Get inspired and create your very own waterwise garden today. This guidebook written and designed by Green Gardens Group.

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