View the yards that took top honors in the Western Water-Wise Landscape Contest

Gorgeous, water-frugal scenery surrounds the homes recognized as having the finest designs entered in California’s 2010 Western Municipal Water District landscape competition. The judging criteria were:

  • Curb appeal: Aesthetic use of color, form, and texture. Environmentally sensitive use of hardscape.
  • Appropriate plant selection: California-friendly plant palette, functional turf, and functional landscape.
  • Design: Artistic and practical layout of plant materials and hardscape elements with consideration of horticultural requirements.
  • Appropriate maintenance: Use of mulch; weeds kept to a minimum; plants neat, tidy and attractive.
  • Efficient methods of irrigation: Appropriate irrigation design, and equipment designed to reduce runoff.

See winners here.

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