Add a thick layer of mulch to your garden to keep moisture in the soil and weeds out. Free mulch is available from the County for pick-up or City water customers can get a free delivery twice a year. More info here.
Nine years ago, the Calders decided to strip their water-guzzling lawn and start fresh. Today, their yard is full of pollinator plants, natives, and fruit trees. To read more about how the Calders cut their water use and transformed their landscape, click here.
Santa Barbara City College was awarded the 2014 Water Hero Award for its commitment to improving sustainability efforts on multiple campuses, reducing water usage indoors and out, and retrofitting facilities. To read more click here.