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Sustainable landscape design guides & templates

Sustainable Landscape Guide
Sustainable Landscape Guidelines and Tips

View design guides and templates to create a sustainable landscape:  

  • The Sustainable Landscape Guidelines offers a watershed approach to landscaping with in depth tips on improving soil health, capturing rainwater, plant selection, and design inspirations for gardens in Santa Clara County. Now available in multiple languages:
  • Design templates of water-wise gardens from the South Bay Green Gardens Work Group. The group also provides resources for composting, rainwater harvesting (including rain barrels), stormwater pollution prevention, integrated pest management, climate-appropriate landscaping, and more.

  • Get free landscape design assistance with the Calscape Garden Planner.

  • Explore Calscape's Bay Area Garden Planner to assist you in designing your landscaping Projects.

  • Ready to remove your lawn? Apply for the rebate and once approved, start with this comprehensive guide to Sheet Mulching.

  • Looking to install beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping that won't burst your water budget? Get your project started with some ideas from San Jose Water Company.

Sustainable Landscape Guidelines and Tips
Sustainable landscape guidelines and design resources