Garden Planner: By Mary James
EVEN IN A YEAR WITH AMPLE RAINFALL, water conservation is still a must. To help, the San Diego County Water Authority has a new publication that can be flipped through online or downloaded. The free 43-page A Homeowner’s Guide to a WaterSmart Landscape helps homeowners design gardens with climate-appropriate plants that need less water. A step-by-step case study and plentiful illustrations aid the transition from water guzzling grounds. Look for it and other resources at sdcwa.org/landscape-guide.