San Diego Sustainable Landscapes

San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines

In addition to being El Niño ready for your home here’s an approach to landscaping that can help you take advantage of the rain: San Diego Sustainable Landscapes Program (SLP).

San Diego Sustainable Landscape Guidelines pdf copy of the SLP Guidelines.

The SLP Guidelines will walk you through landscaping principles such as:

  • Building healthy, living soil that acts like a sponge by absorbing water when it rains or we irrigate
  • Collecting rain water from roofs and other hard surfaces, and redirecting it into the soil
  • Growing plants that thrive in our local weather conditions and ‘feed the local pollinators’


San Diego Sustainable Landscape Program

For more information on available incentives and education and training for sustainable landscapes, please visit the San Diego County Water Authority's WaterSmart page.