Landscaping & Irrigation


Reset Your Water Irrigation Controller

Stop over-watering your yard, and learn exactly what you need to set your water controller. Ensure you are using the best amount of water for the specific weather or time of year.

Repair Broken Sprinklers

Little things like fixing a broken sprinkler can make a big difference. Make sure to check your sprinkler system at least once a week. If you notice any brown spots on your lawn, there may be sprinkler heads that need to be replaced. Ensure that sprinklers are spraying the lawn and aren’t spraying walls, driveways, or sidewalks.                                                               

Calculate Your Water Footprint

A great activity to do at home with the kids is to calculate your water footprint. Kids may have no idea how many gallons of water are used for basic daily activities like taking a bath or a shower, washing their clothes, or brushing their teeth. Start conserving today!

Step 1: Work together to complete the online Water Footprint Calculator.

Step 2: Review the results with your child and brainstorm some ways for reducing water use.

Step 3: Develop a list of goals for reducing water use in your home and take action.

Save Water at Home

Choose Drought-Tolerant Plants

You can use less water by shrinking the amount of lawn you have, planting water-efficient plants, and installing a drip irrigation system. Drought-tolerant plants work best because they don’t require much water to survive. Native species adapted to your climate are also a good choice and often require less maintenance. 

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Re-design Your Landscape

City of Santa Paula residents are eligible to virtually attend landscaping classes for free. Learn how to remove your lawn and make the right moves for creating a gorgeous, watershed-wise landscape.

The most popular classes available are: JOIN FREE ZOOM CLASSES ALL YEAR LONG

California-Friendly Landscaping Class

Garden Design Workshop

Rainwater Harvesting

Drip Irrigation Fundamentals

Turf: Remove, Replace or Maintain it Organically

Deciphering your Irrigation Controller

Irrigation and Water Use Efficiency

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While some homeowners believe they can save money by avoiding landscape design work, professional design can be reasonable and help homeowners avoid typical pitfalls and mistakes.


Additional Landscaping Resources:

Water Efficiency Management Guide – Landscaping and Irrigation

Checklist for your landscape – Find it, Flag it, Fix it

Water Wise Gardening in Ventura County – Learn more about gardening

Learn more about Lawn Substitutes


Water Resources for Teachers

Water Education Foundation: Educational Programs for all grades.

Project WET: (Water Education for Teachers): Interdisciplinary, supplementary water education program for educators.

EPA Materials for Educators: Environmental education programs for teachers and parents.

Metropolitan Water District: Free water education resources.