A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape

A Homeowner's Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape is the companion guide to our award-winning WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series. This educational program and guide were developed in 2012 by the San Diego County Water Authority in conjunction with MiraCosta College and the San Diego Botanic Garden. The makeover series is based on the first edition of this Homeowner’s Guide and is designed to empower homeowners with the skills and knowledge necessary to convert a turf area into a WaterSmart landscape.

If you’re reading this guide and attending the makeover program classes, then you’re one step closer to a better way to beautiful. You’re on your way to being WaterSmart!

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The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Program gives homeowners several ways to learn the principles of WaterSmart design and receive step-by-step instructions on how to create beautiful, water-efficient landscapes.