Transform Your Garden: Embrace Climate Ready Landscaping This Summer

Posted on June 14, 2024

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It’s the perfect season to be out in the garden, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air. As you plan your outdoor space, consider creating a climate-ready landscape designed with the future in mind. By selecting low-water use plants, implementing rainwater harvesting, and following fire-wise principles, your yard will be better equipped to withstand drought, floods, and fires. The Sonoma-Marin Water Saving Partnership has developed resources to help you create a landscape that can thrive into the future. Visit the Climate Ready Landscaping website to learn more.

Tips for a Sustainable and Beautiful Garden:

  1. Choose Water Smart Plants Enhance your garden with Water Smart Plants that are adapted to California’s dry summers. These plants require little to no water once established, making them an excellent choice for a sustainable and vibrant landscape. Explore a variety of Water Smart Plants suited to our region on the Climate Ready Plants page.
  2. Climate-Ready Trees Planting trees that are adapted to the warming climate ensures your landscape will remain resilient and beautiful for years to come. Climate-ready trees are varieties that can thrive under future climatic conditions. Discover which trees are best for our region by visiting the Climate Ready Trees section.
  3. Water Smart Plant Nurseries Finding the right plants for your summer-dry garden is easy with the Water Smart Plant Label. Look for this label at local garden stores to choose plants that are adapted to our climate. For a list of participating nurseries, check out the Water Smart Plant Nurseries page.
  4. Healthy Soil Maintain the health of your garden by applying a 2-3″ layer of mulch on top of the soil. Mulch helps retain water for your plants and prevents soil erosion from wind or rain. Healthy soil is the foundation of a thriving garden. Find more helpful landscaping tips on the Healthy Soil page.

Why Climate Ready Landscaping?

Creating a climate-ready landscape not only conserves water but also supports the overall health and sustainability of our environment. These landscapes are more resilient, require less maintenance, and provide long-term benefits for both you and your community.

Start Today!

Visit to explore a wealth of resources and tips for creating your own climate-ready landscape. From selecting the right plants and trees to improving soil health, our website is your comprehensive guide to sustainable gardening.

Enjoy the beauty and satisfaction of a well-tended garden this season. Embrace climate-ready landscaping and contribute to a greener, more sustainable future!

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