University of California, Agriculture & Natural Resources
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Drought-year water savings for Sonoma gardener, courtesy of UC Master Gardeners

Organic mulch
Sally* contacted the Sonoma County UC Cooperative Extension office earlier this year. She was looking for ways to lower her water bill, and felt like she might be using too much water in her garden. UCCE sent a team of Garden Sense Specialists from the UC Master Gardener program to her home, where they helped her pick out low-water plants, convert her garden to drip irrigation, and install mulch that helps the soil retain moisture. Not only has Sally lowered her water bill; she is also helping the environment, especially in this year’s drought conditions, by saving thousands of gallons of water.

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