eGuide to a WaterSmart Lifestyle

© SDCWA 2013

WaterSmart is where our San Diego lifestyle and water efficiency meet. Each step you take has the potential to enhance your lifestyle, increase the value of your home, save money and inspire a neighbor to do the same.

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Determine Your Design Goals Planning Print this checklist and walk around your property, maybe with a friend or neighbor who has an eye for design. The checklist will help you formulate your design goals and decide what stays, what goes and where to locate new things. Use it in tandem with your diagram. Continue selecting plants and products, deciding what goes where and updating your diagram throughout the planning process. Garden Desi gn Have Environment al/ Economic Go als Keep Want 1. Save Wate r Mix of high, m low water us oderate and e plants Mix of mode ra water use pla te and low nts Low water us e plants only Graywater sy stem Plants / tress home (Laun downhill from dry to Landscape Syste m) 2. Save Energ y Deciduous sh ade tree(s) on the southw est side of our home 3. Create Ha bitat Some Califo rnia native plants All California native plants More shade trees Checklist Lifestyle Go Have Keep Want 1. Outdo Front po Kids' roo Family ro BBQ / Kit Dining roo Studio/of Alcove Lighting 2. Block Un Shade tree 3. Privacy Tall shrubs Shade trees 4. Water 111 Fountain(s)

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