The San Diego County Water Authority has partnered with the City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, California American Water and the Association of Compost Producers to create the Sustainable Landscape Guidelines http://www.watersmartsd.org/news/sustainable-landscape-guidelines . The publication is designed to help California urban landscapes be more water efficient by looking at how to manage stormwater through infiltration and capture for reuse, as well as how to use water in the landscape wisely. Sections cover how to evaluate, design, plant and maintain the residential landscape. The concept of “sustainable landscapes” takes the approach that every garden is a mini-watershed, holding on to or cleaning all the water that falls on it and nurturing a diverse habitat of plants and insects.
NewTerrain March 16, 2016.