Jacquie in front of a water-wise landscape displayFirst rule of thumb for gardening in another dry year;
don’t panic!

Along with the unseasonably beautiful weather, has come concern about the lack of rain. Fear not, we have been through this before; don’t panic!  Having experienced 2 extended dry period in our nearly 60 year history, we can guide you along the way to protect your landscape investments and enjoy gardening. remain calm!

There are a lot of things we can do, shifting priorities, conserving here and there. Your landscape is an asset which would be difficult to replace. You need not give up on gardening!  We do live in a dry climate and our gardening should reflect that.

We can help you be a smart gardener through the dry spells as well as the wet ones.  We have assembled some links to valuable resources that will inform and educate.

Locally – Tri-Valley
Master Gardener Demonstration Gardens in Livermore
Zone 7 Water District rebate program
Zone 7 Water districts map
Cal Water – Livermore Water – Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon service districts
Tri Valley Water Wise Gardening website


Alden Lane and Friends
Video: Water-Wise Products
Video: Water-Wise Plants
Watering 101 – Helpful Tips (pdf)
Hot Weather Planting Tips
Rosalind Creasy shares water conservation tips with edible gardening.

From Neighboring Areas & Beyond
Alameda County Water District Resource Center
Contra Costa Water District
East Bay Municipal Utility District Rebates & Programs
UC Davis water conserving tips and top 100 plants
Eco-Friendly Designs – The New California Landscape
The Ruth Bancroft Garden
EcoHouse – Gray Water
Arizona Landscape Water Conservation Website
Australian Landscape Water Conservation Website