REBATES: Information on the latest outdoor and indoor rebates through the Municipal Water District of Orange County (MWDOC) can be researched online at their website http://www.ocwatersmart.com/residential
PHOTOS: Curious as to what a specific type of vegetation looks like that you may be considering for your yard? Then you will want to tryout The University of California, Berkeley's Cal Photos: Plants website http://calphotos.berkeley.edu/flora/
. The website provides a searchable online image database with nearly 250,000 plants.
LANDSCAPE CONTRACTORS: If you are in search of a landscape contractor you will want to visit The California Landscape Contractors Association website http://clca.org/
. Information on how to hire is on the website http://clca.org/consumers/how-to-hire-a-landscape-contractor.php
and an online contractor search is on the website http://member-clca.org/max/4DCGI/directory/contractor/index.html
TRAINING: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is sponsoring California Friendly Landscape Classes Their Trainers provide an overview of how to develop a successful California Friendly Garden and cover the following topics: Taking A Watershed Approach; Building A Healthy Soil Sponge; Evaluating and Designing Your Site; Selecting The Right Plant In The Right Place; Using Rainwater As A Resource; and Managing Your Irrigation Properly. Information on the location of California Friendly Landscape Training Programs are listed on their website http://www.mwdoc.com/pages.php?id_pge=95
along with the option for online courses.
CALIFORNIA FRIENDLY GARDENS: Information on how to transform your existing water hungry landscape into a California (Water)Friendly landscape can found on The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California's website http://www.bewaterwise.com/knowledge01.html
ARTIFICIAL GRASS: The Synthetic Turf Council is a non-profit dedicated to serving as a resource information about synthetic turf. They have useful technical guidelines that can be accessed on their website http://www.syntheticturfcouncil.org/?page=Technical_Guidelines
XERISCAPING: Xeriscaping means landscaping designed specifically for areas that are susceptible to drought or for properties where water conservation is practiced. Expertise.com is an online resource for home and garden xeriscaping that can help people better understand their xeriscaping options that can be accessed on the Expertise.com website http://www.expertise.com/home-and-garden/xeriscaping-drought-tolerant-landscaping