You might be watering your yard more than you think! Your sprinkler controller's start times are NOT run times. Start times activate a cycle of watering. Run times are the duration of watering in minutes. Be careful not to confuse the two!
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Learn how to "Plant It Right" with Tree of Life Nursery owner, Mike Evans. In the video below, Mike gives us a tour of the basics, such as the size and make-up of the planting hole and appropriate watering during planting. Don't forget to watch Part 2, 3, and 4 of the video series for the complete introduction on how to plant natives.
Plant It Right! Part 1 of 4
Fall is the best time to plant!
CLICK HERE to learn why California native plants are the best choice for your yard and our watershed.
*Did you know that you can get a $75 rebate for a rain barrel?
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Plant natives and get a rebate!
Transform your front yard with a
landscape kit - it's quick, easy, and high quality.
Landscape Kits come with:
Meet-and-greet with professional Landscape Designer
Landscape design plan
California native plants from Tree of Life Nursery
Installation options available!
SMWD will provide a rebate to single-family residents who convert their front yard using the My Avant Garden landscape conversion kit. These kits are easy to install and will replace your high water landscape with a beautiful low maintenance garden.
for more program information and to apply for the rebate
DO NOT PLANT!
Mexican Feather Grass
Mexican Feather Grass is a deceptively beautiful grass that is an emerging invasive species. It is an extremely aggressive plant that jumps planters, pops up in cracks between concrete, and appears in places where no prior planting existed. Many homeowners and landscapers are finding this plant a maintenance headache - it also has the potential to wreak havoc in our California Native wild lands.
native alternatives to Mexican Feather Grass that are just as beautiful.
Visit our website to learn more about the California native species to plant instead!