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 Irrigate Efficiently
 Use Water Wise Plants
 Soil Improvement
 Lawn and Plant Care
 Rain Harvesting & Greywater Irrigation

 STEP 1: Plan Your New Landscape
 STEP 2: Choose the Right Plants
 STEP 3: Install Efficient Irrigation


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Design Resources

Booth, Norman K. Residential Landscape Architecture: Design Process for the Private Residence.  Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. 1991.

Brenzel, Kathleen Norris, edited by. Sunset Western Landscaping Book. Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, California. 1997.

Brooks, John. The Book of Garden Design. Macmillan Publishing Company, New York, New York. 1991.

Christopher, Thomas. Water-Wise Gardening: America’s Backyard Revolution. Simon & Schuster, New York, New York. 1994.

Cox, Jeff. Landscaping with Nature: Using Nature’s Designs to Plan Your Yard. Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pennsylvania. 1991.

Druse, Ken. The Natural Garden. Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. Publishers, New York, New York. 1989.

Ferguson, Nicola. Right Plant, Right Place. Simon & Schuster, New York, New York. 1992.

Ondra, Nancy J. Grasses: Versatile Partners for Uncommon Garden Design. Storey Books, North Adams, Massachusetts. 2002.

Perry & Associates Collaborative. Best Management Practices: Design Guidelines for Water & Resource Conserving Landscapes. Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, El Monte, California.

Perry & Associates Collaborative. Homeowner’s Guide to Water Efficient Landscape Design. Central Basin Municipal Water District and West Basin Municipal Water District, California.

Perry, Bob. Landscape Plants for Western Regions. Land Design Publishing, San Dimas, California. 1994.

Plants and Landscapes for Summer-Dry Climates of the San Francisco Bay Region. East Bay Municipal Utility District, Oakland, California. 2004.

Rules of Thumb for Water-Wise Gardening. Santa Clara Valley Water District.

Taylor’s Guide to Water-Saving Gardening. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, Massachusetts. 1990.

Van Sweden, James. Gardening With Nature. Random House, New York, New York. 1997.

Vickers, Amy. Water Use and Conservation. Water Plow Press, Amherst, Massachusetts. 2001.

Wasowski, Sally and Andy Wasowski. Requiem for a Lawn Mower: Gardening in a Warmer, Drier World. Taylor Trade Publishing, New York, New York. 2004.

Water Efficient Landscapes.  California Department of Water Resources, Sacramento, California. 2002.

Waterwise Gardening for California.  Sunset Publishing Corporation, Menlo Park, California. 1998.

Weinstein, Gayle.  Xeriscape Handbook. Fulchrum Publishing, Golden, Colorado. 1999.

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