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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Click the water drops for a custom irrigation schedule:

Sustainable Gardening Tips

Soils and Compost

Incorporate compost 6" into your soil to retain water, reduce compaction, feed earthworms, and provide valuable nutrients to your plants.

Integrated Pest Management

Attract, or buy beneficial insects such as ladybugs and lacewings to control pest outbreaks in your garden.

Water Saving Tips

Apply a layer of mulch around plants to reduce moisture loss.

Choose organic mulches, such as shredded bark, compost or aged sawdust.