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REPLACE YOUR TIRED LAWNS WITH BEAUTIFUL LOW WATER PLANTS AND RECEIVE A REBATE OF UP TO $2,000!

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) has a 2017 REBATE PROGRAM
for removing turf and replacing it with landscapes that require little water at California single-family residences to support the State's water conservation efforts.

> Visit the Water Rebate Program Page to Apply
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Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design Site

FEATURED: WONG FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
Master Plan for this modern, chic front/back landscape. Custom cutstone patio, formed concrete raised beds, extremely smart Ipa-wood fencng, this landscape features many unique and special details, reflecting the excellent taste & style of its owners.

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FEATURED: OLSHANSKY-COVINGTON GARDEN DESIGN
Modern Low Water, Low-Water Garden & Landscape Design

Complete with hot-tub, decomposed granite patio, custom redwood benches, concrete formed raised beds and clean lines, this design makes optimal usage of surrounding spaces, framing the small modern outdoor studio-office. The colorful plantings add an ease and playfulness to this modern outdoor gem.
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Beautiful Low Water Fine Gardening

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FEATURED: LAURENCE FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
Sweeping pathworking and strong structural rock-work circulate through fruit trees, raised vegetable beds and a great selection of native plants. There's even a hammock for resting and taking in the views. Super functional and fun, this landscape reflects the rugged, expansive, harmonious nature of the owners.

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FEATURED: SHANK FAMILY LANDSCAPE
Modern Low Water, Low-Water Garden

A master planned landscape design integrating a virtual showcase of landscape design details; strong open path working, gentle berms, rock work, short craftsman fencing and raised beds show off the impressive native plant catalog. Complete with raised redwood vegetable beds front & back, decomposed granite patio, paths, this modern landscape is the ultimate daily getaway at home.
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Beautiful Low Water Fine Gardening

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FEATURED: BAKER FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
Classic all organic, low water homesteading never looked smarter! A sweet variety of California Native Plants and intriguing details make this quaint family plot buzz with interest including many welcome pollinators. Rich scents and vibrant colors stretch from beginning to end in this idyllic garden setting.

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FEATURED: HILL & BASHIR GARDEN DESIGN
Modern Low Water, Low-Water Garden

Soothing and eclectic balance of colors, textures and tones - this Mediterranean-style modern landscape design makes maximum use of the available space. Small artistic details create a unique environment that stays interesting, comforting and inviting. A beautiful and durable selection of ground-covers, shrubs, vines and trees completes the experience.
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Beautiful Low Water Fine Gardening

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FEATURED GARDEN: STEWART FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
Strong structural elements and a bold mixture of materials makes this landscape an ideal fit with the existing architecture. As always, we augment the already forward-looking space with clean, low maintenance, low water & California native plantings very well suited to the 'chic urban setting. Think Eichler Magic and you wouldn't be far off. Perfect for everyday use with plenty of circulation room for large groups, gatherings - or just a quiet bit of dreaming in the hammock

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FEATURED: OHRINER FAMILY GARDEN DESIGN
Modern Low Water, Low-Water Garden

Friendly, inviting front & back Master Landscape Plan with a great mixture of traditional & exotic materials, flowering plants and shrubs, complete with turf-lawn, integrated (beautifully composed) fruiting vines, trees and even a fully realized rose-garden, make this a productive, memorable atmosphere. Great details like the sleek front planters, custom modern concrete & cut-stone walkways and low-water, evergreen grasses & shrubs, combine to create a virtual How-To blueprint for winning, livable urban design.
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Beautiful Low Water Fine Gardening

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FEATURED: AHN FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
Would you like to see your tired old front lawn gone? Can you imagine the ideal assemblage of drought tolerant, low water, California friendly plantings? We can and did with the help of one of our chic clients. Starting with only one gallon plantings, in just over one year this once tiny front landscape is now a low-water feature in the neighborhood. Where many low water, drought tolerant gardens look dry & flat, this garden has color, volume and style to match - and it's just getting started! A winning recipe in any book.

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FEATURED: L.D. FAMILY FINE GARDENING
Modern Low Water, Low-Water Garden

Viewers of this amazing low water garden can expect a seasonal explosion of flowers that's sure to please. With a vibrant mixture of plant types, colors, textures and forms, this garden sports the diversity that helps to sustain equally diverse insect life. Extra-points because it's just so fun to work with and to view. Fine gardening makes a huge difference and this garden proves it. Simply splendid!
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Beautiful Low Water Fine Gardening

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FEATURED: S.J FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
This forward-thinking homeowner worked with us to transform unused and rather conventional looking back yard spaces into a sprawling vegetable garden replete with multiple types of fruiting trees, scores of different (and exotic) veggies, vines for grapes, custom made raised beds, even copious lavenders to ensure ample pollinators - all using standard low-water drip irrigation methods. A bonafide vegetable garden lovers paradise!

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FEATURED: R.S. GARDEN DESIGN
Modern Evergreen Low-Water

Another relitively recent front & back Master Landscape Plan and a very special one at that. Careful consideration of slim rectangular spaces lends the ideal setting for lush, evergreen screens. We found the perfect, and positively breathtaking hardscape material, which not only adds substance but reflects all the colors in the house exterior as well as all the plants. Top it all off with some carefully placed detail rock and you have a perfectly modern, low water retreat.
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Magnificent Maple

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FEATURED: L.FAMILY LANDSCAPE DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
This beautiful, mostly evergreen, low water, low maintenance garden design was created for a very nice family who wanted to transform a boring patch of lawn into practical garden space with a decidedly Asian theme. Wide sweeping pathways blend effortlessly into lush colors and textures, revealing hidden areas and small nooks just waiting for discovery. Structural garden art finishes off this near perfect garden.

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FEATURED: GAINER GARDEN DESIGN
Low Water Native Grass Turf

This young garden in Campbell California features an appealing variety of plants & shrubs including beautiful ornamental grasses and innovative, low water native-grass turf. The mixture of instant grass plane and ornamental framing of the soon to be installed water feature achieves a subtle yet playful balance which is overtly relaxed, effortlessly natural and undeniably interesting.
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Ornamental Grasses & Large Low Water Shrubs

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Ecologically Responsible Garden Design

FEATURED: EATON-FIEGER GARDEN DESIGN
Low water, All Organic, Ecologically Responsible Garden Design
While all our gardens are special, this garden is a stand-out example of low water, low maintenance plantings fitting perfectly in the contemporary urban setting. Overflowing with bird and insect life, this garden design features a sublime mixture of natural colors and textures. This young garden is causing quite a bit of neighborhood-garden envy and for very, very good reasons.

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Sustainable Living | Taproot Garden Design & Fine Gardening
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BAY AREA GARDEN & LANDSCAPE RESOURCES

LOCAL PLANT NURSERIES
> BAY NATIVES, SAN FRANCISCO
> CAPITOL WHOLESALE NURSERY

> CENTRAL COAST WILDS
> CENTRAL WHOLESALE NURSERY
> COMMON GROUND
> LAS PILITAS NURSERY
> MOSTLY NATIVES NURSERY
> NATIVE HERE NURSERY
> NATIVE REVIVAL NURSERY
> NORTH COAST NATIVE NURSERY
> PLOUGHSHARES NURSERY
> RANA CREEK RESTORATION
> THE WATERSHED NURSERY
> YERBA BUENA NURSERY

BAY AREA MATERIALS PROVIDERS

> CIARDELLA'S GARDEN SUPPLY

> PENINSULA BUILDING MATERIALS

> U-SAVE ROCKERY

LOCAL CERTIFIED ARBORISTS
> BAY AREA ARBORIST COOPERATIVE INC.
> CARE OF TREES
> GOLDEN BEAR ARBORIST INC.
> RAFTERY HORT. SERVICE
> URBAN TREE MANAGEMENT

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
>
CAL POLY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE PROGRAM

> FOOTHILL COLLEGE ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE & LANDSCAPE DESIGN PROGRAM

> UC BERKELEY LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE & PLANNING

ORGANIZATIONS & SERVICES
> BAY FRIENDLY LANDSCAPING
> CANOPY
> CA WATER SERVICE CO
> CALFLORA
> CLCA-BAY AREA CHAPTER
> WATER USE IT WISELY
> CALIFORNIA EPA
> US GEOLOGICAL SERVICE
> U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
> NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION

ADDITIONAL READING
> CALIFORNIA GARDENS WEBSITE
> CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS
> BAY FRIENDLY GUIDE
> PLANTS AND LANDSCAPES FOR DRY CLIMATES

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