Bay Friendly Gardening

Bay-Friendly Landscaping and GardeningBay-Friendly landscaping and gardening a holistic approach to gardening and landscaping that works in harmony with the natural conditions of the San Francisco Bay Watershed. Bay-Friendly is based on 7 principles and practices that foster soil health, conserve water and other valuable resources while reducing waste and preventing pollution. The Bay-Friendly program provides the below Guidelines as well as other tools & resources – for home gardeners, landscape professionals, and public agencies – to make informed decisions about sustainable landscaping in their communities. 

Bay Friendly Gardening Guide
This how-to guide provides gardening tips, a design survey, profiles of East Bay gardens, and much more.

Complete Guide: Bay Friendly Gardening Guide

 

 Chapter 1:

 Gardening for a Sense of Place

 Chapter 2:

 Into the Garden - Look Before You Leap

 Chapter 3:

 Gardening from the Ground Up

 Chapter 4:

 Gardening Day To Day and Through the Seasons

 Chapter 5:

 Gardening for the Birds and the Bees

 Chapter 6:

 If You Don't Own the Land

 Chapter 7:

 Resources

Printed copies of this Guide are not available for free, but anyone can order printed Guides on-line.

 

Bay Friendly Landscaping Guidelines
This guide is written for the professional landscape industry as a way to provide an integrated approach to environmentally friendly landscaping. 

Complete Guide : Bay Friendly Landscaping Guidelines

 

 Chapter 1:  Introduction to Bay-Friendly Landscaping
 Chapter 2:  Bay-Friendly Landscaping Checklist
 Chapter 3:

 Bay-Friendly Landscaping Practices

 Chapter 4:  Summary of Bay-Friendly Landscaping Benefits
 Chapter 5:  How to Start Landscaping in a Bay-Friendly Way

Printed copies of this Guide are ONLY available free to gardeners/residents from the Unincorporated areas (outside all city limits) and from within the cities of Antioch, Danville, El Cerrito, Hercules, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pinole, Pittsburg, Richmond, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek. Residents in these areas can call 925-674-7203 to request a free copy (while supplies last).

Gardeners/residents from anywhere not listed above can order hard copy printed Guidelines on-line

A Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Grasscycling

Save Time, Save Money and Create Beautiful Lawns

A how-to for grasscycling that results in healthy, attractive turf, including tips from local landscapers and other Bay-Friendly Lawn care recommendations.

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Printed copies of this Guide are not available for free, but anyone can order printed Guides on-line.

 

 

A Bay-Friendly Landscaper's Guide to Mulch

Written for the landscape professional, this guide includes a breakdown of green waste mulch types and uses, and provides details and specifications for sheet mulching.

 

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Bay-Friendly Landscaping Guide to Recycled Content and Salvaged Materials

Guide written for landscape professionals on how to add value, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create attractive landscapes using salvaged and recycled-content materials in the landscape. Includes types and sources of materials as well as a section on using “urbanite”.

 

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Printed copies of this Guide are not available for free, but anyone can order printed Guides on-line.

 

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