Drought Recommendations from the California Landscape Contractors AssociationLandscaping is an important part of any community, not only from the joy it brings, but the quality of life that it provides to humans and other species as well. Plants positively alter our environment, reduce carbon emissions, improve air quality, protect the land, provide us food, create oxygen and sustain life. As our climate changes we need to protect our plants, adapt to our changing environment and make choices that benefit us all and preserve our future.
The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to offer some recommendations to help you make smart choices and protect the environment using your area's mandated water reductions. This advice can help your landscape survive this year's drought and help you prepare for predicted future water shortages.
Additional InformationFor additional information about saving water, please visit the California Landscape Contractors Association.
You can also contact the California Landscape Contractors Association:
Barbara Landrith, Outreach Specialist
California Landscape Contractors Association
1491 River Park Dr
Sacramento, CA 95815
View information on how to prepare for a drought and how to prepare for a drier future.
View information on how to take care of your landscaping during a drought including how to water and take care of plants.
View a photo gallery of drought tolerant plants.
A form of a Greywater system is laundry to landscape. Wastewater generated from your laundry, which can be recycled on-site for uses such as landscape irrigation.
View the Alliance for Water Awareness and Conservation (AWAC) plant of the month.
View a PDF of the progress of the Rancho Fire Station water smart Garden.
In most parts of the country, about half of the public water supply is used to irrigate residential yards and gardens - and shallow roots make turf one of the thirstiest landscape features.