Resources - How Tos

How To

Planning and Design

Landscape Design Questionnaire - pdf

River-Friendly Landscaping Home Garden Checklist - pdf

Assessment of Landscape Zones and Plant Selections - pdf

Example - Assessment of Landscape Zones and Plant Selections - pdf

Steps to Measuring Your Property - pdf

How to Triangulate - Locate Objects on Plan - pdf


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Diagrams
 
Tree and Shrub Planting Diagrams - pdf

Emitters - Example Placement Diagram - Tree and Shrub - pdf

Drip Irrigation Examples - pdf

Mulch Diagram - pdf


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Soil Health
 
Determining Soil Texture - pdf

Mulch/Sheet Mulching/Sheet Composting Guide - pdf

Arborist Wood Chip Mulch - pdf


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Workshop Irrigation Resources - pdf

Spray-to-Drip Sprinkler Conversion Kit - pdf

Retro Drip Adapter Kit - pdf


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Landscape Design Resources - pdf

Delta Bluegrass Drought Tips - pdf


**************************************************************** MWELO Info (in pdf format)

The New 2015 MWELO Demystified: What Every Designer Needs to Know

The New 2015 MWELO Demystified Checklist Handout



Greywater Recycling
Greywater Information
 
 
Greywater from sinks, showers and washing machines can be used for irrigating plants in your landscape. It may contain traces of dirt, food, grease, hair and
certain acceptable types of household cleaners.
 
It may look dirty, but becomes a safe, beneficial source
of water for irrigating your landscape.

(Water contaminated with feces, from a toilet or washing
diapers is not acceptable for use as greywater.)  
 
Greywater can supply a non-potable source of supplemental irrigation water to help support a productive, sustainable, and healthy ecosystem that
can produce food, clean water, and shelter wildlife.


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Greywater-Compatible Cleaning Products - pdf
From Ecology Center - identifies toxic and acceptable cleaning products

Soap and Detergent Info  - Brad Lancaster's website: Everything you would ever want to know about soap, detergents, and body care products when using greywater.
Some of the ingredients, such as salts, that are found in
various soaps and detergents can be detrimental to your
soils and plants, especially in areas with alkaline soils, as found in California. Therefore it’s important to select
detergents and other cleaning products that have fewer to
no ingredients harmful to plants, and to select appropriate vegetation for the areas of your landscape harvesting
greywater.

Greywater System Design Process -
General Information
- pdf

San Francisco Graywater Design Manual - pdf

Create an Oasis with Greywater by Art Ludwig
- book

Check our calendar for Greywater workshops.

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Presentations (in pdf format)

WaterSmart Design - Part 1 - Designing Eco-Friendly Landscapes

WaterSmart Design - Part 2 - Designing Water-Wise Irrigation Systems

WaterSmart Irrigation – Getting the Best Yard with the Least Water Part 1

WaterSmart Irrigation – Getting the Best Yard with the Least Water Part 2

WaterSmart - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Right Plants in the Right Place 5-2017

WaterSmart - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Turf Removal and Efficient Irrigation 5-2017

WaterSmart Gardens - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Part 1 - Converting Lawns & Irrigation

WaterSmart Gardens - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Part 2 - Watershed Approach to Landscaping and Plants

WaterSmart Irrigation – Getting the Best Yard with the Least Water Part 1

WaterSmart Irrigation – Getting the Best Yard with the Least Water Part 2

WaterSmart Gardens - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Part 1 - Intro & Grow Your Soil

WaterSmart Gardens - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Part 2 - Turf Removal & Irrigation

WaterSmart Gardens - Converting Thirsty Lawns to Beautiful Beds - Part 3 - Plants & Hydrozoning

WaterSmart Gardens - Keeping Your Eco-Friendly Landscape Looking Great


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