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Featured Programs

Design a landscape to live in! The WaterSmart Landscape Makeover Series is a free educational program that will empower you to upgrade your high-water-use turf into a WaterSmart landscape that loves San Diego as much as you do. New series start soon and space is limited, so apply today!

The Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper Program is free local training providing landscape professionals with 20 hours of education on principles of proper plant selection for the local climate, irrigation system design and maintenance, and irrigation system programming and operation. Professionals – get certified today!

The WaterSmart Contractor Incentive Program targets qualified landscape contractors and large, self-managed landscape sites. The program’s goal is to improve water-use efficiency by incentivizing the upgrade of irrigation devices. Apply today!

In this section you’ll find great tips on how to create your water-wise home and garden. Look for sample photos, a list of resources, FAQs, and various incentives offered to help make it all come true. Our list of sample gardens will show you locations to get truly inspired. And don’t miss the Nifty 50 plant guide! Click on the links below to start exploring now.

Businesses can be water-smart too. From landscaping to indoor plumbing, we’ve collected the best advice for you. View the programs and services available for commercial landscaping and check what incentives are available. You’ll also find information on the Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper (QWEL) program and other commercial, industrial and institutional programs.

This unique program offers intensive education and guidance for replacing your thirsty landscape with a water-efficient, beautiful new design. Whether you choose the Four-Class Makeover Series, the Three-Hour Design Workshops, or just watch our Landscape Makeover Videos, you’ll receive expert guidance on how to achieve your landscape makeover.