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Posted on: March 27, 2019

Landscape Inspiration

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Have you been considering a landscape makeover but don’t know where to start?  Are you looking for landscape design inspiration that fits with your lifestyle?  Let Santa Margarita Water District be your local guide! 

The Santa Margarita Water District will host its annual Landscapes Tour on April 13, 2019.  On this self-guided tour, the District highlights homes with outstanding, sustainable gardens that incorporate drought-tolerant or California native plants, as well as features for onsite rainwater capture (e.g. rain barrels, dry creek beds, rain gardens, or permeable paving).  There are many benefits to having a low water use garden.  Not only do drought-tolerant gardens require less water to thrive, they also create a rich habitat for our local wildlife, like birds and butterflies.

Throughout the tour, participants have the unique opportunity to speak one-on-one with the homeowners at each of the featured residential gardens.  Many of these gardens are DIY projects, so come and learn first-hand how your neighbors accomplished their landscape makeover—that includes the landscape design, plant selection, installation, irrigation design, and maintenance of the site.

For more tour details and to view the featured gardens from our previous tours, visit

Santa Margarita Water District offers its customers plenty of resources that can help inspire the design for your new landscape!  Browse through plant lists and galleries of beautiful local gardens at

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