The Sustainable Landscapes Program partners have produced a comprehensive, 71-page color guide entitled San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines which details best practices and recommendations for a watershed approach to landscaping. Core concepts are organized into the following chapters:
The watershed approach and how to use the book.
What makes the San Diego region unique, climate zones and treating your property as a mini-watershed.
The soil food web and techniques for improving your site’s soil.
Climate-appropriate plants and hydrozoning.
How to use rainwater as a resource, and efficient irrigation.
Useful details to help you get started.