Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.
Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.
Be sure to fix all leaks promptly no matter how small they may seem.
Funding & Participating Agencies
Purchase a compost bin or worm bin.
Find Bay Friendly Landscape Qualified Professionals.
Find Santa Clara County Green Gardeners
Native Plant Nurseries
Flower above: Guaiacum coulteri, photo credit: Janet Rademacher
Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Pollution Prevention Program
Recycling & Waste Reduction Commission of Santa Clara County
City of Cupertino
City of Los Altos
Town of Los Altos Hills
City of Milpitas
City of Mountain View
City of Palo Alto
City of San Jose
City of Santa Clara
Santa Clara County
Santa Clara Valley Water District
City of Sunnyvale
West Valley Communities (Campbell, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga)