Opening Screen Water Conservation


Thank you for visiting MMWD’s Water-Wise Gardening website! Explore the links at the top of this page to find inspiration for your water-wise garden. Take a Garden Tour or look at the Garden Gallery for ideas on how to incorporate a variety of low-water-use plants. Click "add" to save a favorite plant or garden to your list. And be sure to check out the resources for information to help you design and maintain your garden.

Other MMWD Conservation Resources

Get paid to save with a variety of rebates for your home and garden.

We have free high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, hose spray nozzles and toilet-leak-test dye tablets available for your home. Drop by our office at 220 Nellen Avenue in Corte Madera weekdays between 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. to pick up yours.

MMWD offers free water use surveys for your home. Let one of our experts help you identify ways to reduce your water use and your water bill.

Receive a free residential garden evaluation from a Marin Master Gardener and get water-wise tips for a beautiful, healthy landscape. Visit the Marin Master Gardeners' website to learn more about our Marin-Friendly Garden Walks.

Learn more about MMWD's conservation programs and find current drought updates.

Contact Us:

Call: 415-945-1520

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Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Maintain a two to four inch layer of mulch on the soil surface to reduce weeds, infiltrate rain water, and reduce compaction.

Integrated Pest Management

Remove irrigation water and fertilizer from areas where you don't want weeds to grow.

Water Saving Tips

Even during our hottest months we don't need to water daily.

Give your plants a chance to breathe.

Water late at night or in the early morning hours to avoid losses to wind and evaporation.