The Santa Clara Valley Water District offers a rebate if you replace some or all of your lawn with drought saving native plants. We realize that it may be hard to know where to start when thinking about what plants to use instead of the turf.
California native plants and grasses are ideal because not only do they save water, but they also foster indigenous pollinators and birds while requiring less maintenance, fertilizers, and chemicals. And Fall is a great time to plant. But a poorly designed native garden can look a little “rugged” and learning about native plants can be daunting at first. Jump-start your project by using a professional to design a native garden. Here are some resources to help you: