Drought Tips Publication Now Available in Spanish

June 14, 2018

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources has just translated "Keeping Plants Alive Under Drought or Water Restrictions" to a Spanish version! This publication includes tips to conserve water in your landscapes, methods to help specific plants survive drought, identifies symptoms of water stress, and tips for planting a drought-resistant landscape. You can find both versions on our publications page.

 

Landscape and Recycled Water Conservation Resources Maps

We've created a resource for California residents interested in conserving water in their landscapes. In this map, you'll find information published by your local municipalities and water utilities, including conservation practices, low-water plants, rebate programs, and more.  

As of December 2013, you can also find information about recycled water in your region. This may include upcoming or ongoing projects and tips on using recycled water in your landscapes.

Select the appropriate map below and start saving California’s most precious commodity today!

Tree Ring Irrigation Contraption (TRIC)

The California drought has residents concerned about how to save water.  In fact, some homeowners have opted to turn off their outdoor watering system, and it’s not uncommon to see brown lawns. However, not watering a landscape means that many trees will slowly decline in health and could die. While lawns and flowers are easily replaced, a large shade tree takes many years to become established.

Urban Run-Off Research

Eleven pest control chemicals, including products no longer commercially available, were found virtually year-round in storm drain water samples from eight selected California neighborhoods. The main ingredients of lawn and garden fertilizers were also found in the water samples at all sites.