Santa Barbara County's water resources are limited and we all need to do our part meeting the current and future water needs of residential, commercial and agricultural uses. With water conservation in mind, there is a need for waterwise, drought-tolerant landscaping in Santa Barbara County. Please review the beautiful example landscapes shown on this website and know that water intensive turf can play a role in the landscape, but should not be the focal point.
Here you will find information on how to design and install a water-wise garden, irrigation methods and equipment that will help you to water your landscape more efficiently, and suggestions on how to easily and effectively maintain your garden. If you have a particular subject in mind, go ahead and find the topic in the following table of contents and just click.
|Introduction||Introduction to Irrigation|
|Garden Tours||Plant Water Needs|
|Garden Gallery||Before You Design|
|My List||Types of Irrigation Systems|
|Watering Guide||Eliminating Run-off and Overspray|
|Introduction to Design||Maintaining Your Garden|
|Principles of Design||Irrigation Maintenance|
|Creating the Design||Local Resources|
|Installing the Garden|
|Working With Professionals|