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Thank you for visiting the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership Low Water Use Plant Guide! Explore the links at the top of this page to find inspiration for your garden. Click "add" to save your favorite plants and gardens to your list.

Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.

Water Saving Tips

Water-wise plants can be beautiful as well as practical.

Ask at your local nursery for the types of plants that have minimal watering needs.