Programs and services
- Landscape Professionals List
For a list of landscape design, construction, and/or maintenance companies that have worked with three or more Landscape Rebate Program participants, click here. This list is intended to help participants find landscape professionals that have had experience with the Landscape Rebate Program but is not intended to be an endorsement of any one company. If you wish to be added to, or removed, from this list, or have general questions, please contact Ashley Carter at (408) 630-2951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Qualified Water Efficiency Landscapers (QWEL) List
QWEL is a certification program developed to educate landscape professionals and their customers on the benefits of sound landscape design, management and irrigation practices. For more info about QWEL, click here. Trained in water-wise landscape practices including plant selection, irrigation system design and water management, a QWEL graduate will help meet your landscape needs while keeping your outdoor water use in check. Find a Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper in your area.
- Landscaper Leaderboard
Click here for an objective list of local landscape contractors in regards to their water management skills. Independently developed by Waterfluence as part of the district’s Landscape Survey Program, the landscape companies on the list are ranked according to how closely actual water use tracks to a site-specific landscape budget.
Updated monthly, the sites are scored over the last 12 months relative to all other sites in the program. If you have questions about this list, please contact Waterfluence. If you would like to schedule a free landscape survey for a qualifying site to potentially improve your score, please contact Justin Burks at (408) 630-2684 or by clicking here.
- Visit the California Landscape Contractors Association’s Certification Program to learn about certified landscape contractors or click here to view a list of CLCA certified landscape contractors.
- You can also contact the Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Program at www.mywatershedwatch.org/greengardener.html.
More landscaping resources
- Find beautiful water-wise garden design templates at www.bayareaecogardens.org.
- Landscape Conversion Photo Gallery Check out this photo gallery of completed Landscape Conversion projects.
- The Mountain View Green Garden Showcase Program highlights environmentally-friendly gardens inside Mountain View to be used as examples and inspiration for the community. For more information, go to www.gardenshowcase.mountainview.gov.
- Demonstration Gardens offer great ideas for your water-wise garden. Water-efficient demonstration gardens are wonderful sources of inspiration and practical information. All are open to the public at no cost.
- Looking to install beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping that won't burst your water budget? Just click on over to San Jose Water Company's GardenSoft website for some ideas to get your started.
Nurseries and Irrigation Equipment Suppliers
For the last list of Events and Workshops in our area,
General Gardening Info
- For a comprehensive guide to the Sheet Mulching process, click here: http://www.lawntogarden.org/
- The Bay Area EcoGardener Work Group at www.bayareaecogardens.org includes a compilation of resources on water conservation, composting, integrated pest management, stormwater pollution prevention, and climate appropriate landscaping. The website also includes an events calendar and a water calculator so you can figure out how much water your landscape really needs.
- Santa Clara Valley Green Gardener Program www.mywatershedwatch.org/greengardener.html
QUESTIONS? Call the Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554 or email us at Conservation@valleywater.org.